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Chilean Avocado Could Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Study Suggests

The Chilean avocado may have a role in the fight against antibiotic resistance, a new study suggests. The research, published in the Journal of Microbial Chemotherapy shows that a substance in the Chilean avocado is able to hone in on a resistance mechanism of Staphylococcus aureus (called yellow staphylococcus in the study and known commonly as 'staph infection'). This type of bacteria is the No. 1 cause of post-operation wound infection, and can also cause a variety of ills ranging from sepsis to food poisoning. The avocado works in concert w ...

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