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How does sugar fight infection?

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May 28, 2008 4:49AM

Sugar draws moisture in, therefore drawing it out of bacteria in surrounding tissue. This leads to bacterial-dehydration, which effectively neutralizes or kills the bacteria. It's an effective way to stop infection and promote wound healing. This is a battlefield medical practice that is at least as old as Napoleon which is the earliest known documented use of this technique. Chris Bangs - SMB Nation