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Helicobacter pylori — public enemy number one

DR MICHAEL ELSTEIN is a Sydney-based anti-ageing physician and writer. He is the author of three books, including his latest, The Wellness Guide to Preventing the Diseases of Ageing. He has also designed the app The diet guide to ageing prevention.

is a bacterium that resides in the stomachs of more than 50 per cent of the world’s population. It’s also an enemy combatant associated with a host of ailments, including stomach ulcers, inflammation of the stomach lining and even cancer. Speculation is rife that helicobacter’s malevolence extends way beyond our deficiencies have also been linked to this organism.

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