I couldn’t get to the article; I just kept getting pop-ups and being routed back to the front page. So I’ll content myself with observing that if this is the case, why hasn’t anyone noticed that obese people on antibiotics suddenly lose weight? (I’m guessing they don’t.)
“why hasnt anyone noticed that obese people on antibiotics suddenly lose weight? (Im guessing they dont.)”
Well,,,, people don’t usually take antibiotics for a very long time. Mine is 3X/day, for 7 days. Might not be long enough to see much difference. And bacteria can grow back at a very high rate. May need to “target” the meds differently,,, say with an enteric capsule that doesn’t dissolve in the stomach? I’m not really a doctor, but when I was a kid, I played doctor with the neighbor’s daughter.