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Is over eating apricot seeds fatal ?

My friend had intake 40 seeds at one time. But now she is perfectly alright.. Is apricot seed overdose can cause death?
Asked On : Fri, 29 Apr 2011
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Apricot kernels contain Laetrile, considered by some to have anti-cancer effects. Critics of Laetrile warn the public that eating apricot kernels is dangerous: They can make you sick and can even be fatal. The professional literature provides some evidence that negative effects can occur if you eat a lot of kernels at once, but unfortunately it tells us very little else.Fatal dose of apricot is 80 kernels to 560 kernels per day, and for a 140 pound woman, 65 kernels to per day 455 kernels.
Answered: Sat, 30 Apr 2011
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