The following articles gives thought to the fungal contamination world wide from animals to humans and the problems with obesity as microbes work together with us to pull nutrient into the body and the potential dangers of what happens when we become like a loaf of yeast bread.
How healthy then is the use of antibiotics, and has it really any role in maintaining a healthy body? Are there not many natural substances that could be used instead?
Antibiotics may well be contributing to obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma and other conditions this study suggests which is still being investigated. Don’t expect an answer real soon though because antibiotics are the foundation to modern medicine and the makings of many rich and powerful men.
ABC news in science August 22, 2012
A new study says giving babies antibiotics before the age of six months could cause them to be chubby children.
Giving babies antibiotics before the age of six months could cause them to be chubby children, according to a study published on Tuesday.
“We typically consider obesity an epidemic grounded in unhealthy diet and exercise, yet increasingly studies suggest it’s more complicated,” said co-author Leonardo Trasande of the New York University School of Medicine.
“Microbes in our intestines may play critical roles in how we absorb calories, and exposure to antibiotics, especially early in life, may kill off healthy bacteria that influence how we absorb nutrients into our bodies, and would otherwise keep us lean.”
The study adds to a growing body of research warning of the potential dangers of antibiotics, especially for children.
Preliminary studies have linked changes in the trillions of microbial cells in our bodies to obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma and other conditions. However, direct causal proof has not yet been found.
This was the first study analysing the relationship between antibiotic use and body mass starting in infancy.