Mothers Exposed to Antibiotics Increase the Risk of IBD in Offspring, Mouse Study Shows

Mothers Exposed to Antibiotics Increase the Risk of IBD in Offspring, Mouse Study Shows
Mothers exposed to antibiotics during pregnancy may increase their child’s risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) later in life, said researchers at New York's NYU Langone Health. Their study, “Intergenerational transfer of antibiotic-perturbed microbiota enhances colitis in susceptible mice,” appeared in the journal Nature Microbiology. Antibiotics can alter the natural community of gut microbes, collectively known as the microbiome. During pregnancy, exposure to antibiotics may deprive the offspring of vital microbes that help maintain a healthy gut. Determined to learn whether “the transfer of an antibi
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