Coffee Protects Against Drug-Resistant Germs in Latest Baffling Benefit, Medical University of South Carolina Study

Published: Jul 12, 2011

Drinking tea and coffee may be linked to reducing antibiotic resistant bacteria carried by healthy people in their noses, a potential benefit of the beverages that baffled researchers. People who consumed tea and coffee carried methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, in their noses half as often as those who didn’t, according to a study released today in the Annals of Family Medicine.

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