Are Antibiotics Making Americans Fat?
3/14/2014 2:54:55 PM
Are antibiotics making us fat? That was the headline-grabbing question posed last weekend in The New York Times by contributor Pagan Kennedy, and it’s generating a lot of buzz. The article, “The Fat Drug,” quickly topped the Times’ most-emailed list.
Public health researchers have long maintained that the primary cause of America’s obesity epidemic is the combination of our increasingly high-calorie diet (hello, Cheesecake Factory’s Oreo Dream Extreme Cheesecake) and an increasingly inactive lifestyle (there you are, couch). And most experts still maintain that. Yet a number of scientists believe there’s something else—or, really, a number of something elses, bringing their weight to bear.
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