Mrsa | Tea And Coffee Could Prevent MRSA


Scientists from the Medical University of South Carolina have found that hot tea and coffee have anti-microbial properties and people who drink tea or coffee have half the risk of carrying MRSA in their nasal passages, compared with people who don’t drink these beverages.

“An estimated 2.5 million persons (1.4% of the population) were MRSA nasal carriers,” based on the study.

After accounting for other factors that could have caused the reduction in MRSA carriage, such as age, gender, income, health and whether the person had been taking antibiotics, they still found a 50% reduction in MRSA nasal carriage in tea and coffee drinkers.


The researchers had the idea for the study after realizing that topically applied or inhaled tea extracts showed anti-MRSA activity.

The research concluded, “Consumption of hot tea or coffee is associated with a lower likelihood of MRSA nasal carriage. Our findings raise the possibility of a promising new method to decrease MRSA nasal carriage that is safe, inexpensive, and easily accessible.”

However, the researchers still don’t know whether tea and coffee can prevent hospital acquired infections or if the findings are purely


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