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Do Antibiotics Contribute To Obesity? 252

Posted by Soulskill
from the what-about-if-you-take-them-with-a-giant-chocolate-shake dept.
sciencehabit writes "Farmers have long used antibiotics to make cows, pigs, and turkeys gain weight faster. Now, scientists claim that receiving antibiotics early in life may also make children grow fat (abstract). The researchers believe the drugs change the composition of the bacterial population in the gut in a crucial developmental stage that may have a long-lasting impact."
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Do Antibiotics Contribute To Obesity?

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