A study from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, suggests there is a connection between the use of antibiotics and increased risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The researchers studied antibiotics and their impact on a population of people over the age of 50.
They compared the rates of infections among people who were exposed to the antibiotics compared to those who were not.
They found that those exposed to antibiotics were almost three times more likely to develop a resistance to other antibiotics than those who didn’t.
But it’s not just about how many people are exposed to an antibiotic.
The study also found that people who live in areas with high levels of the antibiotic are more likely than those living in other areas to have a resistance in their bacteria.
“There are a lot of other factors, including housing, that are associated with these rates,” said study co-author and Cornell professor of public health and medicine David Goldfarb.
“But what we found is that the antibiotics are probably associated with a higher risk of resistance.”
What you need to know about the study: The Cornell researchers studied a population in New York state that included 2,200 people who had been exposed to 10 different types of antibiotics in the past six months.
They also looked at antibiotic use in a control group that didn’t get any antibiotics for the same six months, and also a control of people who didn, and found that the antibiotic exposure did not influence the rate of resistance.
There is some evidence to suggest that people with higher rates of resistance in the group that was exposed to more antibiotics were more likely and more likely also to be at high risk of contracting resistance to the other antibiotics.
The number of antibiotic prescriptions that people got from their doctors for non-medical reasons is expected to continue to increase.
“The data show that if you have high rates of antibiotic resistance in people who have had higher rates over time, you might have a higher chance of contracting the antibiotic resistance, which is not surprising,” Goldfarbs said.
He said there are some people who are also more likely that are also less likely to take antibiotics, which means that if they do get a high rate of resistant bacteria, they may also have a high risk for developing resistance.