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The use of antibiotics shortly after birth rises the risks of developing asthma and obesity

Other research studies have reported that the change of gut microbiota by the administration of antibiotic provides many different adverse effects to our health. For example, the research study about the relationship between the use of antibiotic in the infant stage and the development of asthma and obesity has been progressing. The study with a total of 236 Finnish children with age between 2 to 7 years old were conducted in 2016. It reported that the use of antibiotic during 2 years of life is associated with an increased risk of asthma, and a high frequency of the use of antibiotics induced more risks of obesity. According to the other study with laboratory mice which was conducted in 2014, while the number of intestinal bacteria including lactic acid bacteria was decreasing due to the use of antibiotics, candida, which is one of the fungi, increased its numbers which in turn made the symptoms of asthma severe.

Credit to: Muneaki Takahata Ph.,D.