Gut health

New research shows the microbiome could be linked to depression

Of all the many ways the teeming ecosystem of microbes in a person’s gut and other tissues might affect health, its potential influences on the brain may be the most provocative. Now, a study in two large groups of Europeans has found that several species of gut bacteria are missing in people with depression. The researchers can’t say whether the absence is a cause or an effect of the illness, but they showed that many gut bacteria can make substances that affect nerve cell function—and maybe mood.

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  1. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/02/evidence-mounts-gut-bacteria-can-influence-mood-prevent-depression

Julia Davies
Julia Davies

Julia Davies is one of the leading functional health practitioners in the UK. She is a senior lecturer at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, a Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner & host of The Gutology Podcast.