Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 Diabetes

March 25, 2015 4:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated use of certain antibiotics may increase a person's risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from one million people in the United Kingdom and found that those who were prescribed at least two courses of four types of antibiotics -- penicillins, cephalosporins, quinolones and macrolides -- were more likely to develop diabetes.

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