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Stomach Ulcers

Stomach ulceration (either by NSAID, alcohol, or bacterial infection) can be treated with oral supplementation or antioxidants. The cause of ulceration may be relevant in the treatment thereof, with a curative substance for alcohol not necessarily benefitting heliobacter pylori infections.

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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect stomach ulcers
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-b Melatonin Notable Very High See all 3 studies
A notable protective effect against both aspirin and heliobacter pylori induced stomach ulceration is seen with melatonin either alone or with other agents (such as omeprazole) nearing absolute protection in some instances. Although less researched, these may apply to duodenal ulcers as well
grade-c Curcumin - - See study
No significant influence on stomach ulceration detected

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