Antibiotic use linked to increased diabetes risk
Taking at least two courses of prescribed antibiotics was associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study in the European Journal of Endocrinology. The likelihood of getting diabetes increased by 8% after receiving two to five courses of penicillin. For patients who took two to five courses of quinolones, the risk rose by 15%. Lead researcher Ben Boursi said the findings underscore the need to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use. Daily Express (London) (3/25)