H pylori and stress on the augmentation of gastric mucosal damage and its prevention with á-tocopherol

Regular readers of the Updates will know that I feel that H. pylori infection is merely opportunistic as a result of predisposing factors such as stress, hypochlorhydria (which is a frequent side effect of chronic stress), reduced vit C intake, etc…

This article further supports my position, finding that mice subject to chronic stress have drastically worsened ulcers.  This situation was remedied with the addition, of Vit E (which, ironically, many would now believe will kill us as result of unbalanced media attention on slightly increased mortality rates from Vit E which I have addressed in prior Updates).  As an aside, I’m not sure I like the idea of immersing mice in water for up to 8 hrs just to see if the stress will make their ulcers worse; something they could’ve just asked me…

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.