The stomach volume of an average adult person is about 0.5 liters, and after eating it increases to 1.5 liters. But also it not a limit – the nature has taken care of those who likes to eat much, and has awarded a stomach with elastic walls which, being stretched, are capable to increase in volume to 5 liters! But what if you eat more food? Can the stomach eventually burst from the abundance of food?
Of course, it is possible – the walls of the stomach can not withstand pressure and tear. But to achieve this is very difficult: a person has a good protective mechanism – a vomitive reflex. Most people simply can not physically eat so much food that the stomach can not stand it and burst – incoming food will immediately go back. Therefore, people with a lack of vomiting reflex due to any physical or mental abnormalities can expose themselves to danger due to a burst stomach. Rarely, but such cases do occur. Particularly high risk participants of competitions on high-speed eating of the maximum amount of food. As a rule, by frequent training, they were able to extinguish their gag reflex to a minimum.