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Antibiotic and acid-suppression medications during early childhood are associated with obesity
  1. Christopher M Stark1,2,
  2. Apryl Susi3,
  3. Jill Emerick2,3,
  4. Cade M Nylund2,3
  1. 1 Department of Pediatrics, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, USA
  2. 2 Department of Pediatrics, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  3. 3 Department of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Christopher M Stark, Department of Pediatrics, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, USA; christopher.stark{at}nccpeds.com

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  • Contributors CMS, AS and CMN offered substantial contributions to the conception and design of the work, acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data, drafting the work, critical revision and final approval of the completed manuscript. JE offered substantial contributions to the conception and design of the work, acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data, critical revision and final approval of the completed manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Disclaimer The views expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the US Army, the US Air Force, the US Navy, the US Department of Defense or the US Government.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval Approved by the Institutional Review Board of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The Military Health System Data Repository (MDR) is the centralised data repository that captures, archives, validates, integrates and distributes Defense Health Agency corporate health care data worldwide. It receives and validates data from the Department of Defense’s (DoD) worldwide network of more than 260 healthcare facilities and from non-DoD data sources. Access to the MDR can be requested through the Military Health System website at www.health.mil.

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  • Contributors CMS, AS and CMN offered substantial contributions to the conception and design of the work, acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data, drafting the work, critical revision and final approval of the completed manuscript. JE offered substantial contributions to the conception and design of the work, acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data, critical revision and final approval of the completed manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Disclaimer The views expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the US Army, the US Air Force, the US Navy, the US Department of Defense or the US Government.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval Approved by the Institutional Review Board of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The Military Health System Data Repository (MDR) is the centralised data repository that captures, archives, validates, integrates and distributes Defense Health Agency corporate health care data worldwide. It receives and validates data from the Department of Defense’s (DoD) worldwide network of more than 260 healthcare facilities and from non-DoD data sources. Access to the MDR can be requested through the Military Health System website at www.health.mil.

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