Antibiotic use linked with an increased risk for older-onset IBD

The use of antibiotics, particularly those targeting gastrointestinal pathogens, was associated with an increased risk for older-onset inflammatory bowel disease, according to a researcher at the Digestive Disease Week 2022 media briefing.“This risk is higher with each subsequent antibiotic course prescribed, in the 1-2 years following antibiotic use and with antibiotics targeting gastrointestinal pathogens,” Adam S. Faye, MD, MS, assistant professor of medicine and population health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, told Healio.Faye and colleagues used Denmark nationwideRead More