Study links prenatal antibiotics to obesity

Children exposed to antibiotics in the second or third trimester of pregnancy have a much higher risk of obesity by the age of seven than those not exposed, research shows.

And babies delivered by caesarean section, whether elective or non-elective, are also at higher risk for obesity in later life, according to the same study.

The researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health say the study is  the first to show that