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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Antibiotics Take Toll on Beneficial Microbes in Gut

In studies in mice, University of Michigan scientists have shown that two different types of antibiotics can cause moderate to wide-ranging changes in the ranks of probiotic bacteria in the gut. In the case of one of the antibiotics, the armada of “good bacteria” did not recover its former diversity even many weeks after a course of antibiotics was over.

"The study results suggest that unless medical research discovers how to protect or revitalize the gut microbial community, “we may be doing long-term damage to our close friends.”

View details on this antibiotic probiotic gut microbe study.

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