Report cites health risks of 'cinnamon challenge'

Posted: 4/22/2013

The cough-inducing effects of taking the "cinnamon challenge," in which thrill-seekers try to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon without water in less than a minute, can be seen all over the Internet.

Some health experts have voiced concerns over the dare taken on mostly by teenagers, but the lead researcher in a new report to be published online Monday says it may lead to inflamed and scarred tissue common in lung diseases like pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema. Read more.