Beware, antibiotics can affect brain development at an early age
New Jersey: A laboratory study found that popular antibiotics, penicillin (ampicillin and amoxicillin), usually given to children at an early age, alter the condition of bacteria and germs inside the body (especially the stomach). ۔ These microbes and bacteria are in the billions. But at the same time, antibiotics also affect genetic conditions. It affects cells that play an important role in early brain formation.
Penicillin-related drugs are usually given to children before the age of two, and there are three courses in the United States. Martin Blaiser, head of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology at Rutgers University, says he has studied the effects on some newborn animals. Although this is a preliminary work, there is a strong link between microbiology and brain development.
In this regard, a small dose of penicillin was given to the children of rats who had opened their eyes a few days ago. The other group of children were not given antibiotics and the two were compared. The rats that were given penicillin had a change in the order of the microenvironment in the intestines and the expression of the gene that makes up the cerebral cortex and amygdala.
These two parts of the brain are very important, the first is the formation of memory and the second is associated with fear and stress. There is strong evidence that there is a strong link between microbes and bacteria in the brain and brain signals. Thus a deep connection has been found between the brain and the intestines.
Experts even say that the way antibiotics change the healthy cells of the stomach and intestines affects the brain, and that newborns may suffer from neurological degeneration and cerebral palsy in their childhood and adolescence.
In addition to the need for awareness in this regard, it is important to avoid giving antibiotics to very young children as much as possible.