Health: The Effect of Antibiotics on Metabolism

Ties have been discovered between antibiotics and obesity in mice, but this should not prevent small children from receiving antibiotics. Disrupting the bacterial makeup of the intestinal tract could affect the body’s metabolism, and a slow rate could lead to a gain in weight. Another study observed that more exercise is not always better for a heart attack survivor. Obesity has been linked to ten common types of cancer, but more evidence is needed to determine whether correlation equals causation in this case.

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