Doctors say that Brussels sprouts ought to come with a health caveat, especially after a man was hospitalized after eating them.
The man in question, residing at Ayrshire in Scotland, was prescribed anticoagulants following a heart failure. He was given these medicines to prevent blood clotting.
Some time near Christmas last year, his blood started to clot. Doctors at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital couldn't make out why the medicines prescribed to him were not keeping his blood thin. They found out that he was eating too many Brussels sprouts.
Chief Executive of the Golden Jubilee Hospital, Jill Young said, "While we think this is possibly the first-ever festive admission to hospital caused by the consumption of Brussels sprouts, we were delighted that we were able to stabilize his levels."
Brussels sprouts contain Vitamin K which helps the blood to clot. This Vitamin also counteracts with anticoagulants.