GASTROENTEROLOGY NERD ALERT: ANTIBIOTICS BEFORE AGE 1 TIED TO CELIAC RISK
Check out this article about a recent study published in Gastroenterology about the link between early life antibiotic exposure and subsequent celiac disease risk:
“Exposure to systemic antibiotics in the first year of life was modestly associated with later diagnosis of celiac disease, a national study of Danish and Norwegian children found.”
“These findings indicate that childhood exposure to systemic antibiotics may be a risk factor for celiac disease,” the authors stated.
“The authors pointed out that the intestinal microbiota is considered a player in pathogenesis of celiac disease and one strongly influenced by systemic antibiotics, especially in early life. Early-life infections have been proposed as promoters of celiac disease development and important potential confounders. Some studies have reported associations with types of infection, as well as the number of hospital admissions for infectious diseases, medically attended infectious diseases, and parentally reported infectious diseases.”
As mentioned innumerable times before on our blog and social media posts, there is SO MUCH fascinating information to learn about the gut microbiome on our health. I eagerly anticipate learning all that science will have to offer on this topic in the decades to come.
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