Alcohol as a gastric disinfectant? The complex relationship between alcohol consumption and current Helicobacter pylori infection.

@article{Brenner2001AlcoholAA,
  title={Alcohol as a gastric disinfectant? The complex relationship between alcohol consumption and current Helicobacter pylori infection.},
  author={H. Brenner and Guenther Bode and Guido Adler and Albrecht Hoffmeister and W. K{\"o}nig and Dietrich Rothenbacher},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={209-14}
}
Alcoholic beverages have antimicrobial effects against Helicobacter pylori in vitro. To elucidate the relation between alcohol consumption and current infection with H. pylori in vivo, we carried out a pooled analysis of three recent studies from Southern Germany, comprising 1410 adults age 15 to 69. Detailed information on consumption of various alcoholic beverages was collected through standardized questionnaires. Helicobacter pylori infection was measured by 15C-urea breath test. Overall… CONTINUE READING

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