Assumere antibiotici in età giovanile aumenta il rischio di tumore del colon. E' quanto si evince da uno studio su 30mila persone presentato il 2 luglio al congresso mondiale sui tumori gastrointestinali. L'antibiotico può salvare la vita, ma solo quando serve.
Exposure to antibiotics appears to be associated with the development of colon cancer, particularly in younger people, and could be contributing to the increase in early onset colorectal cancer (CRC) that is being documented, say UK researchers. The team conducted a nested case-control study using data from primary care in Scotland, which involved almost 8000 cases of CRC and over 30,000 healthy controls. The analysis suggests that a history of antibiotic use among individuals younger than 50 appeared to increase the risk of developing colon cancer (but not rectal) by 49%.
The research was presented on July 2 at the ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2021.
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