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Regular tea time may aid antibiotics

April 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Can you treat a superbug just by taking time out for tea?According to new research, green tea may help antibiotics boost their bacteria fighting power. Egyptian researchers say they tested green tea with antibiotics, and in at least one case the combination was 99 percent more effective than the medicine alone.

Not only does the green tea appear to increase the drug's effectiveness, scientists say in some cases the tea decreased antibiotic resistance to bacteria, too.

 

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