Antibiotic use tied to Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis – Reuters – By Linda Thrasybule – (Tuesday, September 27, 2011) –

by drsjbecker on September 30, 2011

 (Reuters Health) – People who are prescribed a large number of antibiotics tend to have a higher risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a new study finds, providing more evidence that antibiotics may be disturbing bacteria in our intestine. 

“It’s not that antibiotics cause inflammatory bowel disease, but that it further supports the hypothesis that changing the gut flora may be disadvantageous,” co-author Dr. Charles N. Bernstein, who studies bowel disorders at the University of Manitoba, told Reuters Health.


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