Antibacterial Cleaning Products Linked To Overweight Infants

Antibacterials Products Affecting Infants A study has shown that the regular use of antibacterial products around young toddlers can increase the likelihood of them being obese a few years...

Antibacterials Products Affecting Infants

A study has shown that the regular use of antibacterial products around young toddlers can increase the likelihood of them being obese a few years down the road. The study, published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal, analyzed the gut bacteria and microorganisms of 757 kids between the ages of 3-4 months.

They also examined the same gut flora of 1 to 3 year old children, and looked at their weight. This information was collected along side of the children’s exposure to eco-friendly cleaning products and antibacterial products.

The research concluded that several of the children that were exposed to antibacterial cleaning supplies had high levels of the bacteria Lachnospiraceae, and subsequently had higher body mass indexes. The study also concluded that more research would be necessary to ultimately understand whether or not eco-friendly products are without a doubt preventative in obesity.

In a time when childhood obesity seems somewhat rampant, people are looking for answers on how to prevent poor health in their children. While the results may not be fully conclusive, its fair to say that withholding antibacterial cleaning products may be the smart way to go, and using eco-friendly products may have more helpful effects than simply being better for the environment.

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