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Antibiotics, Obesity and You

This week, we celebrate Alexander Fleming's Nobel Prize-winning discovery of penicillin. The discovery of antibiotics is celebrated for the profound impact they have had on modern medicine and is a reminder of the role luck plays in science. There is no argument that antibiotics have saved millions of lives over the past 87 years, but there is a downside, too.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Much of the impact of altering the microbiota of the gut comes from increased gut permeability leading to metabolic endotoxemia.  This increases systemic inflammation, especially in the adipose tissue.

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