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Individual and combined effects of foods on Helicobacter pylori growth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20658571     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eradication of H. pylori can reduce the risk of non-cardia gastric cancer developing in infected humans. Thus, the consumption of foods that inhibit the growth of these bacteria may provide an alternative to current therapies that include antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors and/or bismuth salts. This study describes a simple broth dilution assay developed to screen a range of foods for their individual and combined effects on H. pylori growth. It was found that foods with measurable anti-H. pylori activity have an effect greater in combination than the sum of foods tested singly, and that this was most noticeable with a combination of broccoli sprouts and blackcurrant oil. The results suggest that food synergy should be considered in any nutraceutical approach to H. pylori infection.
Jacqueline I Keenan; Nina Salm; Mark B Hampton; Alison J Wallace
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Phytotherapy research : PTR     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1099-1573     ISO Abbreviation:  Phytother Res     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-26     Completed Date:  2010-09-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904486     Medline TA:  Phytother Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1229-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Department of Surgery, University of Otago Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Brassica / chemistry
Functional Food*
Helicobacter Infections / diet therapy*
Helicobacter pylori / growth & development*
Microbial Sensitivity Tests

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