September 6, 2011

New Study: Antibiotics May Permanently Alter Our Gut

Last week I started a 7-day course of antibiotics for a minor wound infection. I knew the medical lore of how antibiotics would deplete my "good" bacteria, and am getting my supply of probiotics ready to replenish them.  Now, Martin Blaser, a scientist at NYU's Langone Medical Center, just published his recent study's shocking results -- that antibiotics mess with your good bacteria for good.

In his findings, all the yogurt, kombucha, pickles and probiotic pills aren't going to restore this new gut landscape.


Dr. Blaser's original article in Nature is not free online but here is the abstract and citation. 

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