Helicobacter pylori

A bacterium typically resident in the human stomach. Helicobacter pylori, or H. pylori, can survive the harsh acidic conditions of the stomach and has been implicated in the cause of peptic ulcer disease and stomach cancer. Antibiotic therapy is commonly used to eradicate H. pylori, but sulforaphane, an isothiocyanate compound derived from broccoli, has been shown to reduce H. pylori populations markedly and may offer a more cost-effective means of treating H. pylori infection in developing nations.

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