• To evaluate the possible role of diet in the transmission of Helicobacter pylori, we compared H pylori seroprevalence among Seventh-Day Adventists (who are vegetarian and abstain from alcohol, caffeine, and meat; n=94) and two non—Seventh-Day Adventist control groups (n=168). With the use of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay H pylori antigen prepared in a French pressure cell, we found no difference in seroprevalence among these groups; however, seropositivity strongly correlated with age and black race.
(Arch Intern Med. 1990;150:2347-2348)
Hopkins RJ, Russell RG, O'Donnoghue JM, Wasserman SS, Morris JG. Seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori in Seventh-Day Adventists and Other Groups in MarylandLack of Association With Diet. Arch Intern Med. 1990;150(11):2347–2348. doi:10.1001/archinte.1990.00390220087017