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Ancient Nubians Drank Antibiotic-Laced Beer

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edited March 2013 in The Social Lounge


- Human use of antibiotics began not 80 years ago, but nearly 2,000 years ago along the banks of the Nile River.

- Those ancient people got tetracycline out of fermented grain that they used to brew beer.

- Everyone drank the antibiotic-laced beer often, starting as early as age two.

People have been using antibiotics for nearly 2,000 years, suggests a new study, which found large doses of tetracycline embedded in the bones of ancient African mummies.

What's more, they probably got it through beer, and just about everyone appears to have drank it consistently throughout their lifetimes, beginning early in childhood.


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