Common Antacids Promote Liver Disease?

Common Antacids Promote Liver Disease?

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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