Flavour of the Week


  • The link between the types of bacteria that live in your gut and obesity is fairly well established. A new study takes it to the next level by looking at antibiotics and how they could affect body composition. Turns out that early exposure to subtherapeutic levels of antibiotics increases body fat, at least in mice. Why this is interesting? The authors also suggest that a similar effect could be seen in infants that have been exposed to antibiotics. Disclaimer: antibiotics do have a role in treating illnesses when used appropriately.  The link to the full study in Nature is available at the side of the article.  

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