Doctors eat Lego to discover how long it takes to pass through digestive systems

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Researchers have swallowed pieces of Lego to see how long it takes them to pass through their digestive systems.

Despite the best efforts of parents, children are prone to swallowing small plastic toys - usually prompting a visit to the doctor.Paediatricians are often asked how long it will take for the toys to pass out, because if they get stuck in the child's digestive system it could lead to serious problems.

Therefore, a team of six paediatricians set up an experiment to see how long it would take for a Lego head to pass through their own digestive tracts.

It would not have been acceptable to perform the experiment on children, said the doctors, whose findings have been published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

 

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