Repetitive use of antibiotic macrolide increases long-lasting obesity and asthma

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The use of the antibiotic macrolide in two to seven years old Finnish children is associated with a long-lasting shift in their intestinal bacterial composition. Researchers from Finland (Helsinki and Turku), Germany (Heidelberg) and the Netherlands (Wageningen) found that the microbiota shift decreases the abundance of potential beneficial bacteria and stimulates that of the undesired microorganisms associated with weight gain and increased risk of asthma in later life.

Period26 Jan 2016

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