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Cell Metab. 2012 Oct 3;16(4):408-10. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2012.09.009.

Antibiotic exposure promotes fat gain.

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Obesity, Nutrition, and Metabolism Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA.


Recent research suggests that obesity may be influenced not only by dietary and genetic risk factors, but also by the trillions of microorganisms inhabiting our gastrointestinal tract. Consistent with this notion, Cho et al. (2012) use mice to demonstrate that subtherapeutic antibiotic treatment promotes adiposity.

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