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Study analyzes association between antibiotic use, diabetes risk

Canadian researchers found that while 17.9% of diabetes patients received at least six courses of antibiotics, compared with 13.8% of those without diabetes, there was a progressive reduction in the association between the risk of diabetes and antibiotic use after accounting for clinical and lifestyle factors. The findings in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, based on data from 15,077 adults, revealed that those who received more antibiotics did not have an increased diabetes risk than those with zero or one antibiotics course in fully adjusted models.

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