DNA from H. pylori minimizes the effects of colitis in mice with regard to weight loss, GI bleeding, and stool consistency. More than 50% of the world has significant amounts of this microbe in their intestinal tracts. The bug in some settings could be good for us! Radical treatment with triple therapy that includes several antibiotics, acid blockers, and Peptobismol would no longer be appropriate in many clinical settings. Just a single dose caused a significant difference in bleeding and inflammation.