Long antibiotic use may raise women's heart risks

April 29, 2019 9:52 AM | Deleted user

April 29, 2019, HealthDay News via WebMD 

Antibiotics can be lifesaving, but using them over a long period might raise the odds of heart disease and stroke in older women, a new study suggests. Researchers tracked the health of nearly 36,500 U.S. women over an average follow-up of nearly eight years. During that time, more than a thousand developed heart disease. The study found that women aged 60 and older who used antibiotics for two months or longer were 32% percent more likely to develop heart disease than those who did not use antibiotics.  

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