Antibiotic use before age 2 might raise obesity risk

September 29, 2014 10:15 PM

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Antibiotic use before age 2 might raise obesity risk

Children who are given broad-spectrum antibiotics before the age of 2 may face a slightly higher risk of becoming obese during childhood, new research suggests.

Broad-spectrum antibiotics target a larger number of organisms than narrow-spectrum ones, according to the study.

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