Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Antiobiotics and Obesity

The study analyzed data from twelve years of infant records. Data analysis of the more than 65,000 infants revealed that the earlier babies were given antibiotics, the greater likelihood of becoming obese later in life.

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children over the past 30 years and in adolescents has nearly quadrupled, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

These are staggering figures to comprehend.

The immediate consequences of obesity in children range are that they are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

Many will remain obese into adulthood and be susceptible to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.

According to Jack Challem of The Nutrition Reporter, “The lesson, whether you’re an adult of child, is to not take antibiotics unless they are absolutely necessary, and then to also take probiotics.”

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that aid in digestion and immunity. You can get them from yogurt, probiotic drinks and probiotic supplements.

Even if you don’t willingly take antibiotics, you may be getting them in other ways.

Since antibiotics have increasingly entered the food chain, you can ingest traces of antibiotics in the meat you eat and the water you drink. Replenishing your micro-biome with probiotics occasionally may be a very good idea.

Instead of using antibiotics, check on natural alternative ideas like using colloidal silver.

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