E. coli can be used as drugs to combat anemia. Scientists have discovered that it works wonders in increasing iron levels in the blood.
Well-known ancient truth about drugs: one treat, another will cripple. There are no medications that had side effects and would not represent harm to the body. The thing is, how much positive impact they have on the treatment of the disease against which and created. However, E. coli is not a cure, but one of the most well-known microbes in the world, often leading to food poisoning. And now it turned out that it can also be used for medicinal purposes. During the experiments, E. coli reduced iron deficiency in worms and in human cells, effectively preventing the development of anemia.
In the world suffer from the disorder nearly one billion people, especially women of childbearing age, adolescents and children. Magicforum recalls that some strains of E. coli cause stomach cramps, nausea and diarrhea, and for the most vulnerable patients and can even be fatal. But in most cases E. coli is harmless, and in the gastrointestinal tract of humans is full of these bacteria. In recent years scientists have repeatedly come to the conclusion that living in our gut bacteria can be helpful.
Anemia is accompanied by a reduction in the number of red blood cells and hemoglobin concentration. The most common form of the disorder is anemia of iron deficiency where in the body there is a lack of this mineral required for the normal functioning of red blood cells. In developing countries anemia is particularly prevalent, there is suffering from it two-thirds women and children. Traditionally it is treated with nutritional supplements or iron pills, but unfortunately, they are not as common and affordable, but also, have side effects. (READ MORE)