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Giving antibiotics to babies and children under two 'raises their risk of obesity in later life', major study claims

Babies and toddlers given antibiotics are much more likely to become obese, a major study suggests.  A review of more than 300,000 children found that those prescribed antibiotics during their first two years of life had a 26 per cent higher risk of obesity.  The longer that children had been taking the drugs and the more classes of antibiotics they had taken, the greater the risk.  Read more...

 

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