Many Nutritional Therapists and their patients are interested in the effects and consequences of altered hydrochloric acid (HCL) production by virtue of the high frequency of proton pump inhibitors that are prescribed annually – $13.6 billion world wide sales in 2009. These medications are designed to limit the production of HCL and reduce gastric distress. They have potent anti secretory effects on gastric acid. They block the terminal step in acid production by irreversibly inhibiting the function of the hydrogen-potassium adenosine triphosphatase present on the luminal aspect of parietal cell membranes in the stomach.
Most patients accept the consensus view that their GI symptoms are related to an excess of HCL not a deficiency and take these medications willingly. The consequences can be an increase in gastric infection from B12 deficiency, Clostridium difficile, SIBO, increased risk of death, increased risk of fracture.
Antony Haynes reviews the mechanisms and investigations that can assist you in supporting your patients and help define their need to supplement HCL due to a relative deficiency or to continue to manage their condition through inhibition.
- Published in Reviews
Background: Previous experimental studies have suggested many possible anti-cancer mechanisms for green tea, but epidemiologic evidence for the effect of green tea consumption on gastric cancer risk is conflicting.
Objective: To examine the association between green tea consumption and gastric cancer.
- Published in Abstracts
18th May 2019
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