“Some researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston specialize in osteoimmunology, the ‘interface of the skeletal and immune systems’. The scientists analyzed the impact of antibiotics on postpubertal skeletal development and published their results in The American Journal of Pathology.”
“According to Chad M. Novince, PhD — who studies the link between the microbiome and skeletal health — the study “introduces antibiotics as a critical exogenous modulator of gut microbiota osteoimmune response during postpubertal skeletal development.”
The development after puberty supports the build-up of 40% of peak bone mass. Previous research by Novince demonstrated that gut microbiota contributes to skeletal health.
The study showed that antibiotic disruption of the gut microbiota has a big impact on the relationship between bones and the immune system.
“The objective of the research is to support the development of noninvasive therapeutic interventions in the microbiome to prevent and treat skeletal deterioration.“