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Licorice Warning


(CNN)-The F-D-A has a new warning for you... just in time for Halloween.

It says people 40 and older should be careful about eating too much black licorice.

The F-D-A says if you eat more than two ounces of the candy every day for two weeks, it can cause your potassium levels to tank.

Experts say that's due to a sweetening compound in the candy that's derived from licorice root.

They say eating too much of the candy can lead to a host of problems, including irregular heartbeat and high blood pressure.

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