Antibiotic overuse and Clostridium difficile infections: The Indian paradox and the possible role of dietary practices.
Nutrition. 2015 Jul-Aug;31(7-8):1052-3. Epub 2015 Feb 14. PMID: 26004192
Antibiotic abuse is rampant in India, such that one may expect to see an increase of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI). However, we found that the incidence of CDI in India (1.67%) is no different from that reported in USA (1.6%) using similar techniques of detection (polymerase chain reaction test). We offer a possible explanation for this paradox. It is likely that a diet rich in fiber, yogurt, and possibly turmeric may have a protective role in decreasing the incidence of CDIs in India.