Low Levels of Stomach Acid Increase Odds of Food Poisoning

Published: October 11, 2012

A new study from Australia has revealed that inadequate levels of stomach acid increase the risk of getting food poisoning. Gastric acid plays a key role in killing infections. The study was conducted using a mouse model where healthy mice and mice with low stomach acid were exposed to four different infections. The findings revealed that significantly higher numbers of all infections survived in stomach acid deficient mice. The study also found that infected mice given antacids were more prone to infection due to the absence of the gastric acid.

This is simply one more common problem caused by long term use of acid blocker medications. Others include vitamin B12 and other nutritional deficiencies and osteoporosis. Although it's OK to use acid blockers (e.g., prilosec, zantac, etc.) intermittently, a better approach is to use our natural program to heal your indigestion so you can come off the antacids comfortably

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