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This Sweet Treat May Make Antibiotics More Effective

According to CBS News, a study published in the journal Applied Environmental Microbiology has found that maple sap may make antibiotics more effective in killing off disease-causing bacteria, a discovery which may address the growing concern over antibiotic resistant bacteria. Researchers added maple syrup extract to various bacteria such as e. coli and found that, on its own, the extract partially stopped the spread of bacteria. However, when used on bacteria together with antibiotics it was especially effective, implying that, by using maple extract in antibiotics, you may be able to use less antibiotics to get the same treatment.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in Applied Environmental Microbiology.