Treating stomach ulcer bacteria could reduce stomach cancer risk

A new study published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews has found that eradicating the common Helicobacter pylori bacterium with a short course of antibiotics could be enough to reduce the risk of gastric cancer.

The bacterium, present in the bodies of around two-thirds of the population, is the main cause of stomach ulcers, yet in most people it does not cause symptoms.

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Source: Medical News Today

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