Heartburn pills taken by millions TREBLE the risk of deadly bugs because ‘they reduce stomach acid that usually kills them’

Heartburn pills taken by millions of people in Britain may treble the risk of potentially deadly infections, a study has shown.

Patients on proton pump inhibitors, among the most widely prescribed medicines on the NHS, were more likely to fall ill with dangerous organisms like E. coli.

Researchers think the drugs could be allowing harmful organisms to spread by reducing levels of stomach acid that normally kills them.

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