Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Posted: August 31, 2015
By: Dr Peter Clark

Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
WebMD News from HealthDay
Excerpt By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antibiotics might increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes tended to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to their diagnosis than Danes without the condition.

"Patients with type 2 diabetes are overexposed to antibiotics compared with matched control persons without diabetes," said study researcher Dr. Kristian Hallundbaek Mikkelsen, a medical-doctoral student at the Center for Diabetes Research at Gentofte Hospital and the University of Copenhagen.

The more prescriptions, the more likely those people were to have type 2 diabetes, the researchers found.
Those who took an antibiotic, regardless of the type, were 50 percent more likely to get a diabetes diagnosis if they had filled five or more prescriptions compared to those who filled none or one, Mikkelsen said. Narrow-spectrum antibiotics such as penicillin V conferred a slightly higher risk than broad-spectrum antibiotics.

The study was published online Aug. 27 in the Journal of Clinical Endocriniology & Metabolism.

The question for many will be “what do I do when I am sick”. The GREAT news is that a healthy, well functioning body will not only get sick less often,  it will handle illness better and be stronger for it!!!!! Build your immune system the same way you would build your body for a marathon. Work out. Your body’s immune system needs to be “worked out” occasionally.

So when you get a sniffle don’t run to the medicine cabinet, run to your chiropractor. Allow your body’s defense system to work through it. And just like athletic training, get enough rest, eat right, and exercise. Sow for health and reap the benefits!
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