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Antibiotics and adiposity

Mice receiving low doses of certain antibiotics gain weight and accumulate fat. This could be because some gut bacteria survive the treatment better than others, shifting digestion towards greater energy provision. See Article p.621

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Figure 1: Gut microbiota and energy gain.

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