Martin J. Blaser, director of the Department of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine, is one of the world’s greatest experts in the relationship between use and overuse of antibiotics and the gut microbiota. We were able to interview him during the 4th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit and discover the biological cost of antibiotic overuse, what happens to our gut microbiota when we take them and what the differences in consumption between different countries are.

Here is a message to be taken on board regarding a situation that requires action – for the good of our health and that of future generations.