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Antibiotics during 1st months linked to obesity

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Giving children antibiotics in the first months of their lives could put them at risk for obesity, according to new research.

A study of more than 11,000 children found that babies who had antibiotics during their first five months were 22 percent more likely to be obese by the time they were 3 years old.

On the other hand, children who had antibiotics between 6 months and 2 years of age didn't have any increase in obesity. The study focused on British children.

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