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World J Gastroenterol. 2009 Mar 7;15(9):1119-25.

Dietary and socio-economic factors in relation to Helicobacter pylori re-infection.

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Department of Dietetics and Nutrition in Hospitals with Clinic of Metabolic Diseases and Gastroenterology, National Food and Nutrition Institute, 02-903 Warsaw, Poland. jarosz@izz.waw.pl

Abstract

AIM:

To examine if dietary and socio-economic factors contribute to Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) re-infection.

METHODS:

The population of patients consisted of subjects in whom H pylori infection had been successfully treated in the past. Patients were divided into two groups: I-examined group (111 persons with H pylori re-infection) and II-control group (175 persons who had not been re-infected). The respondents were interviewed retrospectively on their dietary habits and socio-economic factors.

RESULTS:

A statistically significant lower frequency of fermented dairy products (P < 0.0001), vegetables (P = 0.02), and fruit (P = 0.008) consumption was noted among patients with H pylori re-infection as compared to those who had not been re-infected.

CONCLUSION:

High dietary intake of probiotic bacteria, mainly Lactobacillus, and antioxidants, mainly vitamin C (contained in fruit and vegetables), might decrease the risk of H pylori re-infection.

PMID:
19266606
PMCID:
PMC2655195
DOI:
10.3748/wjg.15.1119
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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