Prenatal or early life exposure to antibiotics linked to risk of childhood asthma

Antibiotic use in early life may increase the risk of asthma in children, a review conducted by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health has found.

The study estimated that children exposed to antibiotics in their first year of life had a 16% greater likelihood of developing asthma by the age of 18, while those exposed during gestation — via antibiotics prescribed to their mothers — had a 24% greater likelihood.

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