Gut Feeling: How Bacteria Can Mess With Your Mood, University of Pennsylvania Study

Published: Aug 16, 2013

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Probiotics are something of a new dietary craze. Foods contain healthy “probiotic” bacteria, and these microbes can promote good gastrointestinal (GI) health. But what about your brain? Apparently, bacteria influence what’s going on up there, too. Within the past several years, a blossoming field of study called “microbial endocrinology” has provided some provocative insights about the relationship between our GI microbiota and our mood and behaviour.

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