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Study reveals a sweet medical benefit

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It's possible that sugar could heal your physical wounds. A new study says applying sugar prevents unhealthy bacteria from multiplying and helps heal the wound. The Birmingham University study says 35 patients so far have had success with the treatment.

One patient, a 62-year-old man named Alan Bayliss, had his right leg amputated above the knee, as well as a vein removed from his left leg. The vein removal was not healing as well as doctors would have liked, so Murandu asked if he could treat the wound with sugar.

"It has been revolutionary," Bayliss told the BBC News. "The actual wound was very deep - it was almost as big as my finger. When Moses first did the dressing, he almost used the whole pot of sugar, but two weeks later, he only needed to use four or five teaspoons."

(FOX News contributed to this report)

 

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