Common Antacids Promote Liver Disease?

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered evidence in mice and humans that stomach (gastric) acid suppression alters specific gut bacteria in a way that promotes liver injury and progression of three types of chronic liver disease. Citation: Gastric acid suppression promotes alcoholic liver disease by inducing overgrowth of intestinal Enterococcus. Nature Communications, 2017; 8 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00796-x

 

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