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Maple Syrup and Antibiotics: A Study

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A study by researchers at McGill University in Montreal shows a solid maple extract makes bacteria more vulnerable to antibiotics. This discovery could combat the problem of antibiotic resistance. Professor Nathalie Tufenkji and her team have prepared a solid maple extract essentially of phenolic compounds - maple syrup is a rich source of this compound. Lab tests then revealed that certain bacteria, including E coli and a bacterium that causes urinary tract infections, were partially weakened by the extract. However, it is when used in combination with antibiotics that the extract succeeded in destroying colonies of resistant bacteria called biofilm,...

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