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Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, May 5, 2011, 1:58pm
a rather basic view of the world if you ask me but at least they noticed something.


Antibiotics that reduce gut bacteria linked to obesity  -

It found that lean people are likely to have a more diverse community of gut flora compared to obese individuals.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/antibiotics-that-reduce-gut-bacteria-linked-to-obesity-2278042.html
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, May 5, 2011, 2:03pm; Reply: 1
Very cool!

Once this idea becomes mainstream, when doctors have enough "hard evidence" of the importance of gut flora for health, they'll  be much more cautious about prescribing antibiotics and more likely to promote probiotics, especially after antibiotic use.
Posted by: brinyskysail, Thursday, May 5, 2011, 5:28pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from ruthiegirl
Very cool!

Once this idea becomes mainstream, when doctors have enough "hard evidence" of the importance of gut flora for health, they'll  be much more cautious about prescribing antibiotics and more likely to promote probiotics, especially after antibiotic use.


It has taken about a million years, but they're finally catching on
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, May 5, 2011, 5:33pm; Reply: 3
No, not a million. Only about a hundred. Penicillin wasn't discovered until 1928, and it took a while before antibiotics gained widespread use and then over-use.
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