Mom Says Hot Chips Led to Daughter’s Gallbladder Removal [VIDEO]
Hot chips like Flamin' Hot Cheetos, Takis, and others are being blamed for gastrointestinal issues in teens and one mom is issuing a warning to other parents.
Rene Craighead tells WREG that doctors said the hot snacks are partially to blame for her daughter's stomach issues. Her daughter -- also named Rene -- had to have her gallbladder removed.
"She loves them. Every time I go out she says, 'Bring me back some Hot Takis, bring me back some Hot Chips.' I want to make her happy, so I brought them back. She was eating big bags and would take them to school with her," Craighead said.
The 17-year old estimates that she was probably eating about four bags of hot chips per week.
Dr. Cary Canvender, a gastroenterologist who spoke with WREG about Craighead's condition says the number of kids he sees for stomach issues related to the hot snacks is staggering.