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Gut Microbes May Talk to the Brain Through Cortisol

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by AndyPR, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. AndyPR

    AndyPR Cookies for Tired Sam

    http://neurosciencenews.com/gut-microbes-cortisol-7338/

    Another article I thought was quite interesting.
     
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  2. AndyPR

    AndyPR Cookies for Tired Sam

    Another article on this - http://www.sciencealert.com/cortisol-could-be-how-gut-bacteria-communicates-with-the-brain

    but also the paper as well - open access at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19490976.2017.1353849
     
  3. lansbergen

    lansbergen Senior Member

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    Using pigs is better then mice. Now they should look at what happens when they are weaned.
     
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  4. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl ME is not MUS

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    https://www.ecronicon.com/ecne/pdf/ECNE-07-00210.pdf

    Click on the link for more
     
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  5. Skippa

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    Hi, I think there's another thread, but you've done some great work summarising here, thanks, so I'd rather see this thread merged than deleted :thumbsup:

    And to add: yeah I'm not surprised cortisol is a sneaky little, erm, thing that is causing problems because of [as yet unknown reasons]; it ties together the PEM phenomenom, the role of the gut and brain, ups and downs with activity and stress, everything.

    I'd love to see this replicated conclusively.
     
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  6. Skippa

    Skippa Senior Member

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    Wtf: people who have made the decision to help with this condition have less stigmatising attitudes than others.

    Well duuuuuuurrrrhh!

    Dey got a baaaad additooood!
     
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    The researchers have specifically found that cortisol – often called the 'stress hormone' – could act as a messenger to chemicals in our heads. These chemicals – called brain metabolites or neurometabolites – are crucial for helping the brain to function and grow.

    "Changes in neurometabolites during infancy can have profound effects on brain development," explains neuroscientist Austin Mudd from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "and it is possible that the microbiome – or collection of bacteria, fungi, and viruses inhabiting our gut – plays a role in this process."
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    "These brain metabolites have been found in altered states in individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)," Mudd says, "yet no previous studies have identified specific links between bacterial genera and these particular metabolites."


    https://www.sciencealert.com/cortisol-could-be-how-gut-bacteria-communicates-with-the-brain
     
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  8. Skippa

    Skippa Senior Member

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    Hello,this is really popular, 3rd thread and counting :)
     

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