Antibiotics and Obesity

New research has suggested a link between the use of antibiotics in infants during the first 2 years of life and later childhood obesity. It is known that antibiotics alter gut microbiota and it has been postulated that this alters metabolism, which may lead to obesity. However, despite three cohort studies to date that suggest this link exists, the evidence so far is weak and a direct causal relationship has not been established.

Even organic vegetables have antibiotics in them because about 75 percent of antibiotics fed to livestock are excreted out, and in the manure used to fertilize fields.  The only way this can change is if the multinational food industry stops using antibiotics for growth purposes.

  • Antibiotics During Pregnancy 
  • Infant antibiotic exposures and early body mass
  • Antibiotics & Alteration of the Intestinal Microbiota
  • Effects of Antimicrobial Concentrations in overweight children
  • Connecting the Microbiome and Antibiotics to Childhood Obesity

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