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Acid-reducing medicine may be dangerous

Posted at 8:45 AM, Jan 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-09 08:45:48-05

There is a potential concern for people who take acid-reducing medications.

A new study linked some heartburns to an increased risk of intestinal bacteria.

Researchers found that patients taking these medications were nearly two to four times more likely to develop a potentially serious infection than non-users.

Experts say if you can reduce acid in the stomach, it may allow bacteria from food and other contaminated surfaces to grow more easily.