Finally I see a post about the link between Type II Diabetes and Antibiotic use in the foods we eat each day. I knew it!
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Antibiotic use has been linked to a host of ailments including antibiotic resistance, pregnancy complications and obesity. Now, new research from the Departments of Gastroenterology and Medical Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania has found certain antibiotics may put patients at risk for type 2 diabetes, reports The Daily Mail.
Researchers looked at more than 200,000 diabetics in the United Kingdom and compared them to 800,000 non-diabetics of the same sex and age. According to the report, published in the European Journal of Endocrinology, patients’ risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes increased when prescribed a minimum two courses of antibiotics—specifically penicillins, cephalosporines, quinones and macrolides.
Patients’ risk increased by 8 percent when prescribed two to five courses, while the risk for those prescribed more than five increased by 23 percent. The use of quinones, used to treat bacterial…
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