Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics in Kids Might Help Spur Type 1 Diabetes

Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics in Kids Might Help Spur Type 1 Diabetes

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After three antibiotic treatments, the researchers saw an “accelerated and enhanced rate of type 1 diabetes in the mice,” said Dr. Martin Blaser, a professor of translational medicine and microbiology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. Blaser explained that antibiotics led to a change in the microbiome in the gut — or intestinal bacteria.