Associations of prenatal and childhood antibiotic use with child body mass index at age 3 years.

@article{Poulsen2017AssociationsOP,
  title={Associations of prenatal and childhood antibiotic use with child body mass index at age 3 years.},
  author={Melissa N Poulsen and Jonathan S. Pollak and Lisa Bailey-Davis and Annemarie G Hirsch and Thomas Glass and Brian S. Schwartz},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2017},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          438-444
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Early-life antibiotic exposure, whether through prenatal or childhood antibiotic use, may contribute to increased child body mass. Associations of prenatal and childhood antibiotic use with body mass index z-score (BMIz) were evaluated at age 3 years. METHODS Electronic health records were utilized from 8,793 mothers and singleton children delivered at Geisinger Clinic in Pennsylvania between 2006 and 2012. Antibiotic orders were ascertained for mothers during pregnancy and for… CONTINUE READING
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