Suffer from depression? The answer might be in your gut
The microbes that live in our gut are known to influence a wide range of health issues, and a new study suggests that depression is linked to our gut microbiome.
In a study published in Nature Microbiology, researchers found that higher levels of two types of gut bacteria were associated with better mental health.
The research is in its early stages, and the researchers believe it could lead to probiotic treatments for depression.
Studying the genomes of more than 500 types of bacteria, the researchers have developed a catalogue of microbe species that can interact with the human nervous system. With further study, this could lead to advances in our understanding and treatment of mental health.
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