This is not good news. It’s high time that the use of antibiotics was scaled down.
They’re already leading to the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant strains of numerous pathogenic bacteria.
Unfortunately, the indiscriminate use of antibiotics is also seems to be leading to an increase of precancerous colon growths.
The part that the Medical Establishment is leaving out is that since antibiotics are produced by fungus/mold, they also lead to the growth of more fungus & mold inside the body. This is because they throw off the body’s balance of fungi to bacteria. We all have both inside our guts, but just because you kill off bacteria doesn’t mean that it won’t have other effects upon the body.
If you want more information on that, I would recommend a book written by Jane Lim called The Silent War Within: Biochemistry & Legal Research on Parasitic Fungi (The Most Common, The Most Deadly) (Volume 1). It’s one of the most detailed works on the effect of fungi and mold on human disease conditions. It’s an amazing book that also covers more about Toxic Building Syndrome that is caused by mold infestations and the reason why most insurance companies and real estate people don’t want this issue to become widely known.
Also, the Medical Establishment appears to refuse to acknowledge the important role that fungi and mold play in human disease. It’s unfortunate, but this is just the way it is. You owe it to yourself to get up to speed on this topic.
TUESDAY, April 4, 2017 — Taking antibiotics for an extended period in early to middle adulthood might increase your risk for precancerous growths in your colon, a large study suggests.
Women who took antibiotics for two weeks or more in their 20s through their 50s were more likely to have colon lesions in their 60s than women who didn’t take the drugs for an extended period, researchers found.
If not removed, these lesions — called polyps or adenomas — can lead to colon cancer.
“This suggests that alterations in the naturally occurring bacteria that live in one’s intestines caused by antibiotics might predispose individuals to colorectal cancer,” said lead researcher Dr. Andrew Chan.
But, although the risk for colon cancer was raised, it wasn’t to a level “where it should worry individuals who need to take antibiotics for clear medical reasons,” said Chan, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
He also cautioned that this study cannot prove that long-term antibiotic use was the cause of the polyps, only that the two seem to be associated.
And, though the study was limited to women, the link likely also holds true for men, Chan said.
“More research needs to be done to understand the interaction between alterations in one’s gut bacteria and future risk of colorectal cancer,” he said.
Antibiotics disrupt the diversity and number of bacteria in the gut, or “microbiome.” They also reduce resistance to toxic bacteria. All of this might play a role in the development of precancerous growths, Chan said.
In addition, bacteria that require antibiotics may cause inflammation, which is a known risk for colon cancer, he added.
For the report, Chan and his colleagues collected data on more than 16,600 women 60 and older who took part in the Nurses Health Study.
The women provided a history of antibiotic use between ages 20 and 59. They also had had at least one colonoscopy between 2004 and 2010. Nearly 1,200 precancerous polyps in the colon were found during that time.
Use of antibiotics within the previous four years wasn’t associated with a heightened risk of polyps, but long-term use in the past was, Chan said.
For example, two months of antibiotic use in her 20s or 30s upped a woman’s odds for polyps 36 percent compared to those who didn’t the drugs for a prolonged period. The risk rose further when the extended medication use occurred in one’s 40s or 50s, researchers found.
Shorter-term use wasn’t without risk, either. Taking antibiotics for more than 15 days between ages 20 and 59 also increased the chances of finding polyps, the study found.