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Antibiotics may increase diabetes risk

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Antibiotics have been linked to an increased risk Antibiotics have been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Taking antibiotics seems to be associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to Danish researchers who matched 170,504 people with the condition and 1,364,008 controls. Patients with type 2 diabetes filled, on average, 0.8 antibiotic prescriptions a year between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2012, compared with 0.5 prescriptions among controls. People who took at least five courses of Leave a comment below or tweet your views to @IndyNurseMag

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