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Infant Antibiotics = Childhood Obesity

A recent study looks at “the impact of antibiotics prescribed in infancy (ages 0-23 months) on obesity in early childhood (ages 24-59 months).” The findings of the study (also reported in the Los Angeles Times) are that “early exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics was also associated with obesity” and that “cumulative exposure to antibiotics was associated with later obesity.”

All drugs have side effects. Antibiotics should only be considered when absolutely necessary.

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Read the LA Times Article

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