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Health News: Study shows those who drank coffee or tea were less likely to have MRSA in their nasal passages.

9:26 AM, Jul 14, 2011   |    comments
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Drinking coffee and tea may lower the risk of getting infected with the potentially deadly MRSA bacteria.

A new study looked at the beverage habits of a large sample of adults.

They found participants who drank coffee or tea were less likely to have MRSA in their nasal passages.

Studies suggest having MRSA bacteria in your nose significantly increases the risk of infection.

Researchers say they don't know *why* coffee and tea have this beneficial effect, but they say other studies have found the drinks have the ability to kill bacteria.

The study authors report no conflicts of interest.

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