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Bacteria from meat may cause more than a half-million UTIs, study says

By Maham Javaid

23 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Scientists have long understood that meat can cause an upset stomach, but what about a UTI? New research suggests that chicken, turkey and pork could be the culprit of up to 8 per cent of infections.

For those wondering how they are getting urinary tract infections despite taking care of their hygiene and urinating after sex - two known ways to avoid the risk of UTIs - a new study suggests that bacteria from meat may be responsible.

E. coli bacteria from meat is likely to cause hundreds of thousands of urinary tract infections in the United States each year, says a George Washington University study published Thursday.

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