Increased Risk of Cancer with Prolonged Use of Antibiotics

There is an increased risk for abnormal growth in the colon as well as the rectum, on prolonged use of antibiotics during mid-life, according to a new study. Such growth, known as colorectal adenomas or polyps, usually precedes bowel cancer. The study published in the journal Gut details the significance of bacteria present in the gut and their role in the development of cancer.

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