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Antibiotics linked to child obesity

Children who receive a lot of antibiotics before age 2 are slightly more likely than others to become obese, a new study shows. Children who take a lot of antibiotics before age 2 are slightly more likely than others to become obese, according to a new study.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Another explanation is that killing off friendly bacteria allows repopulation of the gut with more pathogenic bacteria whose toxins and bacterial fragments can increase inflammatory responses in the child that lead to increased inflammation in the fat cells, causing insulin resistance.

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