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Long-term use of antibiotics increases the risk of a heart attack in women
- April 30, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
It is no secret that some antibiotics can adversely affect the general state of health, especially in the long term, which is why many researchers continue to carefully study their relationship with various diseases. Today, a special report was released from researchers at Tulan University, which demonstrates a fairly direct relationship between prolonged use of broad-spectrum antibiotics and an increased risk of heart attack or stroke in women of mature and elderly age – the entire study affected 36,500 women and lasted more than eight years.
Thus, the initial patient data was taken from 2004 to 2012, and on the basis of these analyzes, specialists consisted of four groups of female patients — those who had never taken antibiotics, those who took them several times in their lives, those who took more than two weeks, and finally those who took them for more than two months in a row. After a meta-analysis, experts found that 1,056 participants actually developed certain cardiovascular diseases and irregularities in the regulation of heart rhythm – and the majority of these women belonged to the latter group.
Moreover, this and the third group had the greatest number of factors and chances for the development of a heart attack at a later age. It should be noted that the average age of the experiment was 45 years, so there is no reason to speak about the harm of prolonged use of antibiotics in younger women. Nevertheless, the illustrated statistics are very significant and interesting in their details.
All this suggests that long-term use of broad-spectrum antibiotics for a long time – more than two months in a row – in fact, may with a high degree of probability lead to the development of cardiovascular diseases in women over 40 years of age. However, this does not mean that men are spared from this, even younger compared to the test groups.