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Antibiotics Mess Up Your Stomach

Even supposedly gentle antibiotics can severely disrupt the balance of microbes living in your stomach -- and this can have unforeseen health consequences.

A study of women given ciprofloxacin showed that the drug suppressed entire populations of beneficial bacteria. It took up to a month for them to recover.

According to Reuters:

“The study ... supports the common wisdom that antibiotics can damage the ‘good’ germs living in the body. It may also support the idea behind the development of so-called probiotic products including yogurt with live cultures of bacteria.”

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