The Fat Drug, a recent article in the New York Times examines weight gain in relation to the use of antibiotics. According to The Fat Drug,“In 2002 Americans were about an inch taller and 24 pounds heavier than they were in the 1960s, and more than a third are now classified as obese. Of course, diet and lifestyle are prime culprits. But some scientists wonder whether there could be other reasons for this staggering transformation of the American body. Antibiotics might be the X factor — or one of them.”
After weight gain was proven as a result of antibiotics in agriculture, scientists in Guatemala did a study on school children to see if the result would be the same for humans – it was. Researchers also tried this out in a study of Navy recruits & the men who took a dose of antibiotics every morning for seven weeks gained more weight, on average, than the control group.
What does this all mean about Acne and Antibiotics?