MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Dr. Lu Qi MD PhD
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Tulane University New Orleans, LA 70112
Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,
Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 02115
Yoriko Heianza RD, PhD
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine,
New Orleans, LA
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: Growing data suggest that antibiotic exposure is associated with a long-lasting alteration in gut microbiota, and may be related to subsequent cardiovascular disease (CVD). We investigated associations of duration of antibiotic use in different phases of adulthood (young, middle and late adulthood) with the CVD incidence among women at usual risk.
This new analysis from the Nurses’ Health Study shows that women who take antibiotics for long periods, especially during more recent adulthood (such as in middle- and late adulthood) had a higher risk of CVD in later life. Continue reading