Antibiotics May Increase The Risk Of Bowel Cancer

April 7, 2017 | By admin

According to a recent study published in the journal Gut, long-term use of antibiotics during adulthood increases the likelihood of developing precursors to bowel cancer.  The research, once again, underlines the vital role of gut bacteria. The data also showed that women who had taken a course of antibiotics for at least 2 months during their 40s and 50s were 69 percent more likely to receive an adenoma diagnosis, compared with individuals who had not taken antibiotics for an extended period of time.