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Antibiotics Given to Babies Increase Their Risk of Obesity

Antibiotics Given to Babies Increase Their Risk of Obesity

Researchers from the New York University School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics have determined that children given antibiotics prior to five months of age have a significantly higher risk of becoming obese later in life.

The researchers analyzed the health records of 11,532 children born in Avon, UK between 1991 and 1992. They focused on three groups: Those children given antibiotics before six months of age; those given antibiotics between six and 14 months of age, and those given antibiotics between 15 and 23 months of age.

Study Type : Meta Analysis, Review