That perception was finally broken

A few days ago, Zhang posted a micro blog, saying that he accidentally drank someone else’s water and was suffering now, worried that the person had a “pylorus or something.”

Coincidentally, Zhang’s post came just minutes after the People’s Daily published a story about helicobacter pylori.

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The average infection rate of Helicobacter pylori in China is as high as 59 percent, the report said.

Let Zhang Xinyu worry about unceasingly “pylori”, it is helicobacter pylori

 

That means one out of every two people gets shot.

Let Zhang Xinyu worry unceasingly, the infection rate is so high helicobacter pylori, after all is who evil?

By 2015, it was estimated that more than 50% of the world’s population had helicobacter pylori in their upper digestive tract.

 

In some economically disadvantaged areas, h. pylori infection rates are higher, reaching as high as 80 percent or more.

Stomach problems are on the rise, and we’ve all heard of the infamous helicobacter pylori bug.

But until more than 100 years ago, what people thought about the stomach was:

 

“The stomach is full of stomach acid, a truly acidic environment, and there is no way any bacteria could have survived here!”

 

In 1875, that perception was finally broken.

A growing number of doctors, academics and anatomists are discovering a “spiral of bacteria” in the human stomach.

In 1982 pathologists Barry Marshall and Robin Warren formally isolated and cultured the bacterium in the laboratory, naming it Campylobacter pylori, or what we now call Helicobacter pylori.

Its most common habitat is the stomach and duodenal regions of humans and animals.

In their paper, Marshall and Warren show for the first time that most stomach ulcers and gastritis are caused by bacterial infections, rather than “stress” or “spicy food” as previously widely believed.

 

The discovery was initially ignored and many remained sceptical.

To prove that Helicobacter pylori does cause gastritis, Marshall drank a beaker of the bacterium he had grown.

A few days later, he began to feel sick and vomit.Ten days later, an endoscopy revealed the presence of helicobacter pylori in his stomach, showing signs of gastritis.

This result reveals that Helicobacter pylori is indeed the pathogen of gastritis.

The courage to drink h. pylori paid off.

In 1994, the National Institutes of Health acknowledged that most peptic ulcers in humans are caused by helicobacter pylori infection.

That same year, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified Helicobacter pylori as a Class I carcinogen.

In 2005, Marshall and Warren were finally awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or Medicine for their findings.

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  • The infection rate of Helicobacter pylori is so high, who is evil after all?

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