Twitter users were worried about Joey Chestnut after a health report revealed that eating hot dogs can take time off your life.
Joey Chestnut has made it a yearly tradition to destroy the competition by eating franks at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Even though many were entertained watching his latest showing, now they are concerned for his well-being based off a recent study.
A study done by researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health looked at a 5,800 foods in the United States and figured out their impact on human health and the environment. The research reveals that eating one hot dog can actually take 36 minutes off of an individual’s life.
Naturally, everyone checked in on social media to share their thoughts on Chestnut’s well-being, considering the amount of hot dogs he has eaten over the years.
Twitter checks in on Joey Chestnut following latest health report on foods
In the past 15 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog competitions, Joey Chestnut has eaten 1,005 hot dogs.
That means, from contest days alone, he has cost himself 24 1/2 days of his life. https://t.co/I3CrwQmvKR
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 23, 2021
While eating one hot dog can take 36 minutes off of a person’s lifespan, that person can gain 26 minutes by eating a serving of nuts, per the study.
This year, Chestnut won his 14th hot dog eating title by devouring 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes, which broke his previous world record. As a result of that win, Chestnut currently holds more championships than Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady combined.
Now with this latest study, viewers of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest are going to be more concerned than ever, especially with Chestnut on the stage.