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Doc Saves Nuns Life After Seeing Her on TV

Pretty remarkable.

SITTING down to watch Sister Act star Whoopi Goldberg and some real-life nuns on a BBC TV show, Professor John Bevan knew straightaway that something was wrong with one of the guests. Professor Bevan, of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, spotted that Sister Aelred, of the Arundel Convent in West Sussex, was speaking as though her tongue was too big for her mouth. The senior consultant endocrinologist believed the nun was suffering from acromegaly, a condition that makes the body produce too much growth hormone, and can shorten life by up to 10 years.
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