Antibiotic use linked to increased diabetes risk

Antibiotic use linked to increased diabetes risk

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)