Antibiotics Early in Life Alter Colonization and Predispose to Obesity (videos)

Antibiotics Early in Life Alter Colonization and Predispose to Obesity

Speakers:
M. Azad

Summary

Meghan Azad focuses on the effects of antibiotic use in early life on the gut microbiome. Early-life antibiotic exposure is very common, with one-third of prescriptions being inappropriate. This has potentially adverse effects on the developing gut microbiota and related metabolic processes. Data from 13 epidemiologic studies showed a correlation between antibiotic exposure during critical periods of early development and the development of obesity

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