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Antibiotics also have much to do with the overall obesity, says study

Dec 17th 2013 at 11:47 PM

obesityThe antibiotics from an early age could be one of the reasons for the global obesity epidemic : a laboratory experiment as taking antibiotics in young alter your intestinal balance and favor obesity .

This was already known by the farmers of yesteryear that introduced by the 50s, antibiotics to livestock and obtained between 10 and 15 percent more weight. Now, it has been able to explain what is the mechanism by which this happens.
The researcher Martin J. Blaser , director of the department of medicine at New York University, who led the study was explained and produced changes: the microbiome -that form the bacteria that live in the stomach and intestine- responds to low doses of penicillin and vancomicida . causing alterations in the metabolism of living beings. In response, the body increases the production of fatty acids .
As was observed in the tests conducted in just six weeks, the mice that had been injected with low doses of antibiotics gained between 10 to 15 percent more fat mass than those untreated, which served as control.

" Using antibiotics can manipulate the population of bacteria and that changes the metabolism of certain nutrients , "said the other means of the study's authors, Dr. Ilseung Cho, also from the University of New York.
Blaser explained that the increase in obesity worldwide coincides precisely with the widespread use of antibiotics : " Our research provides an experimental link in children who have taken antibiotics early . "

This study may add another published in Journal of Obesity  that has similar conclusions: it was an epidemiological analysis of 11,532 children born in Britain and tracking medical records of small for two years.

The result was also significant: Babies given antibiotics before five months of age had a higher risk of overweight than those who either received no treatment or did so after six months.

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