Coffee Protects Against MRSA



People who drink coffee, tea, or both, are less likely to be carriers of MRSA.

MRSA is an antibiotic resistant strain of staphylococcus. It is a harmless organism carried in healthy humans but can cause fatal infections in immune-suppressed patients, the elderly, the young and those with surgical implants. MRSA is responsible for a large amount of hospital-acquired infections including pneumonia, blood infections, and infections of open wounds.

According to a study of 5,500 Americans, conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, coffee drinkers have 50 percent less of the MRSA microbes and those drinking both coffee and tea have 67 percent less of the microbes in their nasal passages.

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