According to a new study published in Nature, adding sugar to certain antibiotics can "boost their bacteria-battling ability," says 80beats' Valerie Ross. Sugar particularly helps the drugs wipe out the bacteria that evade treatment by going dormant when antibiotics are administered, Ross adds. The study looked at E. coli and S.

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