H Pylori Stunts Children’s Growth

This interesting study clearly demonstrates the profound influence of H pylori infection on health. Children infected with H pylori do not grow as well as those who are not infected. “Persistent Presence of Helicobacter pylori slows growth rate in Children.” Mera RM. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Children whose Helicobacter pylori infection was eradicated quickly grew faster than those who were not treated early, according to a study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Robertino M. Mera, MD, PhD, and colleagues in the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition examined data from 295 school-age children from rural...