Thursday, July 14, 2011

Study: Coffee And Tea Drinkers Are Less Infectious

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Do you drink hot coffees and teas? Well, pour yourself an even bigger mug this morning because a new study finds you're less likely to have strains of yucky (and very infectious) methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in your nose!

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston discovered that drinking either coffee or tea cuts the rate of "nose MRSA" (for lack of a better term) by half. The rate jumps to 67% if you drink both beverages. Highly-caffeinated office workers everywhere rejoice!

The study appears in the July/August issue of Annals of Family Medicine. Click here for the full text or PDF version. You're welcome.

Show your health-conscious co-worker, friend or relative this study the next time they look down their noses at you for drinking coffee. Then ask them to keep their hands away from their own noses, because they probably have some MRSA action going on in there. Okay, okay: I know you're way too nice to say this to someone. But certainly feel free to think it.

1 comment:

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