Antibiotics overuse can accelerate Type 1 diabetes

A new UBC study shows that prolonged antibiotic use can accelerate Type 1 diabetes by disrupting gut bacteria, reports Vancouver Metro News.

“This suggests that early life events are critical to health,” said senior author and UBC Okanagan researcher Deanna Gibson. “Our research pinpoints the significant role of bacteria and how antibiotic use can alter their normal development in the gut which then can alter the health of these individuals.”

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