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People who develop type 2 diabetes show increased antibiotic use before onset

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 01 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4656
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

People who develop type 2 diabetes show increased use of antibiotics in the years before diagnosis than people who do not develop the condition, a Danish population based case-control study has shown.1

The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, included all 170 504 people in Denmark who had newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes and were using glucose lowering agents for the first time from 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2012.

Researchers compared prescriptions for systemic antibiotics dispensed to these …

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