Repetitive Use of Specific Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

antibiotics and type 2 diabetes

The research printed in the European Journal of Endocrinology proposes that repetitive use of certain antibiotics increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is generally known as non-insulin dependent diabetes.  It is considered as one of the most common type of diabetes. According to the report from Center for Disease Control and Prevention, ever year approximately 26 million Americans suffer from the disease. The figures are equal to 90 to 95 percent

Unhealthy diet and obesity are the major cause of Type 2 diabetes. Some of its prominent symptoms are increased hunger, thirst, blurred vision, fatigue, weight loss and dark skin.

Experts studied a database of around 2 million people in the United Kingdom. They analyzed previous antibiotic prescription of nearly 200,000 participants. Afterwards, they assessed the prescription with prescriptions of healthy people. The ratio of male and female were similar in the two groups.

Startlingly, the analysis unveils that people who take two or more courses of a particular antibiotic are at risk of type 2 diabetes.  Approximately 50 percent of diabetics’ patients took specific antibiotics at some point in their lives. In contrast, people who were prescribed with different antibiotics were living a healthy life

The outcome of the research confirms that number of antibiotic courses ascends up the risk of diabetes.

Presently, researchers are trying to find out how antibiotics are associated to diabetes.

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