The study proved that the use of antibiotics may contribute to an increase in the incidence of colorectal cancer.
The study was based on data analysis of 30,418 people, during the period between 1999 and 2011; And it was found that 7,903 colon or rectal cancers were diagnosed among individuals who took antibiotics on a continuous basis.
According to the study; Antibiotics negatively alter the gut microbiome (the sum of microbes coexisting with a human being or any other organism and live on its body or inside its intestine, and contribute to the metabolism process), and help stimulate the development of colorectal cancer at an early age, i.e. under fifty years.
The study authors pointed to the need to conduct more research and expand the sample of the experiment, in the face of early colon cancer, which recorded an increase in the number of infections at a rate of 3% annually over the past two decades.
It is possible that fast food, sugary drinks, obesity and alcohol may have played a role in this rise in colon cancer, but the data underscore the importance of avoiding unnecessary antibiotics, especially in children and young adults.