Long-term use of antibiotics can make you fat
Spanish scientists working at CSIC, the government’s top scientific organization, have come up with one more reason why some people get fat.
They say, if you take long-term antibiotics, they have proven these antibiotics change the intestinal flora of both people with normal weight and those who are already obsese.
This ultimately changes the way your body metabolizes sugar (it doesn’t, very well, anymore), and ultimately makes you fat.
Why is this research a good thing?
The Spanish scientists hypothesize, now they know that long-term use of antibiotics can make you fat, it has laid the groundwork for future research.
That research will be carried out to come up with personalized diet plans, that will ensure anyone on antibiotics for a lengthy period of time will be given a diet program to follow. The program, if followed correctly, could help make sure anyone on antibiotics still had healthy intestinal flora, thus safeguarding your body’s ability to metabolize sugar.
The study was published in an international scientific journal called ‘Gut Microbes‘. You can read the entire medical study called “Funtional consequences of microbial shifts in the human gastrointestinal tract linked to antibiotic treatment and obesity” here.
You might also want to be aware, if you are American, antibiotics are present in much of the food you eat. If you eat animal products that is, as antibiotics are fed to cattle to prevent them coming down with diseases.
That also means, when you eat an animal product made in the U.S., the antibiotics get into your body and, if Spanish scientists are correct, could be another reason you have problems losing weight.