Alcohol consumption and Helicobacter pylori infection: results from the German National Health and Nutrition Survey.

@article{Brenner1999AlcoholCA,
  title={Alcohol consumption and Helicobacter pylori infection: results from the German National Health and Nutrition Survey.},
  author={Hermann Brenner and Gabriele Berg and N Lappus and Ulrike Kliebsch and Guenter Bode and H. B{\"o}ing},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={
          214-8
        }
}
Alcohol has strong antimicrobial activity and stimulates gastric acid secretion. Alcohol consumption may therefore compromise the living conditions of Helicobacter pylori in the stomach. We assessed the relation of alcohol consumption with H. pylori infection among 1,785 participants ages 18-88 in the German National Health and Nutrition Survey. Detailed information on dietary and lifestyle habits was obtained in personal interviews using a standardized food frequency questionnaire. Serum… CONTINUE READING
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