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Hypothesis: antibiotic resistant bacteria can be controlled with vitamin D

If more vitamin D (and perhaps Vitamin K2) then

  1. Use less antibiotics for food animals
  2. Use less antibiotics in hospitals

Food Animals

  • Many of food animals (chicken, pigs, etc.) are now being raised indoors, away from sun.
  • The farmers have learned to provide enough vitamin D in their feed to prevent rickets.
  • The decreased vitamin D decreases the animal immune systems.
  • The animals are raised in crowded conditions


See also VitaminDWiki

See web

See also web - Vitamin K supplements probably needed when having antibiotics

  • Antibiotic-induced vitamin K deficiency and the role of the presence of intestinal flora. 1990
  • Vitamin K Medline Plus
    Vitamin K deficiency is very rare. It occurs when the body can't properly absorb the vitamin from the intestinal tract.
    Vitamin K deficiency can also occur after long-term treatment with antibiotics.
  • Vitamin K Univ. of Maryland
    Antibiotics — Antibiotics, especially those known as cephalosporins, reduce the absorption of vitamin K in the body.
    Using them for more than 10 days may lower levels of vitamin K because these drugs kill not only harmful bacteria but also the bacteria that make vitamin K.
    People who already have low levels of vitamin K, such as those who are malnourished, elderly, or taking warfarin (Coumadin) are at greater risk.
  • Causes and Symptoms of Vitamin K Deficiency Yahoo Jan 2011
    The most frequent cause of Vitamin K deficiency is the long term use of antibiotics.
    Since about half of the Vitamin K in the body is produced by bacteria in the small intestines, the use of antibiotics, which kill that bacteria will lead to a drastic decrease in the amount of Vitamin K available for absorption.
    For this reason, individuals taking antibiotics are often given Vitamin K supplements.

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