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Boy turns orange from eating carrots

Boy turns orange from eating carrots

Everyone knows that carrots are good for you.

People are recommended to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day as part of a healthy diet.

However, individuals should spare a thought for young Leo Barnett, as the poor kid turns orange if he overindulges in carrots. 

The kid suffers from hyper-beta carotenemia, which means he is unable to break down carotene found in orange-coloured fruit and veg.

His mum Angie Barnett said: "He looks like someone from The Only Way Is Essex when they have overdone it on the fake tan."

Because of Leo's condition - he is believed to be the only sufferer in the UK - he is on a strict diet and cauliflower is the only healthy produce he's allowed.

The poor kid has to take vitamin A tablets to look after his immune system, while he could be in for some stick in school when he's older.

Posted by Simon WilliamsADNFCR-2867-ID-801313151-ADNFCR

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