Our bodies host trillions of bacteria that we can’t live without – with the highest density in our guts. But are we permanently damaging this crucial part of our body every time we take antibiotics?
“The gut microbiome is a complex network of microbiotic lifeforms and all the things they need to sustain themselves in the niche of the body,” says James Kinross, a consultant colorectal surgeon at Imperial College London.
The gut microbiome plays a huge role in maintaining our health, including regulating the immune system and aiding digestion. And experts argue that antibiotics are one of the biggest threats to our gut microbiomes.
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