Have you ever wondered to yourself if you or your kids could overdose on sugar?

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Photo by Luis Aguila on Unsplash

This is good info for anyone who wants to eat the maximum amount of Halloween candy without dying.  Yes, it's technically possible to overdose on it.  But it would never happen, because it's nearly impossible to eat enough all at once.

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Someone came up with a formula that tells you how many fun-sized pieces of candy you could eat in one sitting based on what a lethal dose of sugar is.  It's 13.5 grams of sugar for every pound of body weight.

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For a 180-pound person, 5.4 pounds of straight sugar would do it. That's how much you'd get in 262 pieces of fun-sized candy, or 1,627 pieces of candy corn.

You can calculate your own candy limit with this formula:  Multiply your body weight by 13.5.  Then divide by 9.3 grams, which is the average amount of sugar in a fun-sized candy bar.

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