Study: People who take too many antibiotics at risk of diabetes

Study: People who take too many antibiotics at risk of diabetes

A shocking new study suggests there is a clear link between the disease and the number of times a patient has been prescribed the drugs.

Those given five or more prescriptions over a period of up to 15 years are up to 53 per cent more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those given anti biotics just once or never, scientists have found.

The researchers in Denmark tracked 170,404 patients with Type 2 diabetes and 1.3 million who did not have the disease.

They found the risk of getting diabetes was highest in those given antibiotics that are effective against a narrow range of bacteria.

Study author Dr Kristian Mikkelsen said: “In our research we found people who have Type 2 diabetes used significantly more antibiotics up to 15 years prior to diagnosis compared to healthy controls.”

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