Do humans really get sick from cannibalism?
Im wondering because on the new Hannibal TV series Hannibal (TV Series 2013 he kinda (Spoiler) feeds human organs to alot of people plus eating alot of human organs himself.
I remember having read that cannibalism makes you sick and that this is a evolutionary "safety" mechanism to prevent extinction from eating your own species (No clue if this is true). I know this series is fictional, but I was wondering if it is a myth or not that eating your own species makes you sick. And if it DOES makes you sick - what exactly causes it? What effects does it have on the body? How can the human body "know" and differenciate between meat from their own species and others?
And no Im not planning on going around eating people :D