Antibiotic exposure promotes fat gain.

TitleAntibiotic exposure promotes fat gain.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsLiou, AP, Turnbaugh, PJ
JournalCell Metab
Volume16
Issue4
Pagination408-10
Date Published2012 Oct 3
ISSN1932-7420
Abstract

Recent research suggests that obesity may be influenced not only by dietary and genetic risk factors, but also by the trillions of microorganisms inhabiting our gastrointestinal tract. Consistent with this notion, Cho et al. (2012) use mice to demonstrate that subtherapeutic antibiotic treatment promotes adiposity.

DOI10.1016/j.cmet.2012.09.009
Alternate JournalCell Metab.
PubMed ID23040064
PubMed Central IDPMC3494989
Grant ListF32 DK095561 / DK / NIDDK NIH HHS / United States
P50 GM068763 / GM / NIGMS NIH HHS / United States