Gastrointestinal Intrigue

Apr 11, 2012

The new concerns over the prolific use of antibiotics and their connection to the obesity epidemic. New research from New York University indicates that over-prescription of antibiotics could harm communities of bacteria that keep digestive systems healthy and help the body fight fat. The findings present an environmental factor that hasn’t been looked at before, so, we decided to find out more for our continuing series, shifting the balance.  Jessica Hamzelou, who wrote about the possible connection between antibiotics and obesity for New Scientist magazine.