Antibiotics in infancy may be linked to childhood obesity: Study

September 30, 2014 2:41 PM

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Antibiotics in infancy may be linked to childhood obesity: Study

Kids who receive several rounds of antibiotics before age two may be at an increased risk of being overweight by age five, suggests a new study.

The research shows a link between antibiotics and obesity, but it can't say whether the antibiotics are "at fault," said Dr. L. Charles Bailey, the study's lead author from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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