Study: H. pylori in stomach may protect against diarrhea

12/28/2011 | Reuters

Helicobacter pylori in the stomach may protect against some diarrheal diseases, according to a study in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Tel Aviv University researchers who tested Israeli soldiers found those with H. pylori bacteria were 60% less likely to get diarrhea from Shigella bacteria, and also had a reduced risk of developing diarrhea from E. coli bacteria.

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