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29 May
Don't Lick Your Balls, Expert Warns

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 29 May 97 20:20:20 -0700
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Subject: Don't Lick Your Balls, Expert Warns
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Licking your golf ball clean may be more than just an unappealing habit --
it can lead to liver disease, an Irish expert warned Wednesday. One golfer
who preferred using his tongue to a wet cloth developed hepatitis when he
licked strong weedkillers off his ball, Dr. Connor Burke of James Connolly
Memorial Hospital in Dublin reported. Burke described the case of a
65-year-old golf-ball-licking golfer who developed the liver disease even
though he was a non-drinker and had no other risk factors for hepatitis.

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