Antibiotics Early, Often Linked to Childhood Obesity

September 29, 2014 8:48 PM

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Children exposed repeatedly to antibiotics in their first 2 years of life were more likely to be obese later in childhood, researchers said.

Children with four or more courses of antibiotics were 11% more likely than others to become obese, according to Charles Bailey, MD, PhD, of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues.

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