r/Health – Antibiotics and acid suppressants given to babies in the first 2 years of life are associated with a diagnosis of childhood obesity. Microbiota-altering medications administered in early childhood may influence weight gain. (n = 333,353)

I’ve deliberately linked to the original source journal article that is open access and full-text.


 The title of my post is a copy and paste from the conclusion section of the journal article abstract here:

Conclusions – Antibiotics, acid suppressants and the combination of multiple medications in the first 2 years of life are associated with a diagnosis of childhood obesity. Microbiota-altering medications administered in early childhood may influence weight gain.

Citation: Stark CM, Susi A, Emerick J, et al Antibiotic and acid-suppression medications during early childhood are associated with obesity Gut Published Online First: 30 October 2018. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2017-314971 
 


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