Memphis teen had to have gallbladder removed, Hot Cheetos may be to blame

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A teen in Memphis had to have her gallbladder removed -- and her doctor says Hot Cheetos may be to blame. (A bag of Hot Cheetos is seen in a file photo.)

A teen in Memphis, Tennessee had to have her gallbladder removed and Hot Cheetos may be to blame.

KABC-TV reports, Rene Craighead, 17, estimates she was eating about four bags a day of different spicy flavored chips.

She apparently developed a pain in her stomach, went to the hospital and had to have her gallbladder removed.

Her doctor believes the hot chips could be partly to blame.
Frito-Lay and Takis both released separate statements reassuring their chips are safe to eat but added they should be enjoyed in moderation.

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