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Antibiotics linked to child obesity

Kids who receive antibiotics at an early age are slightly more likely to become obese.

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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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