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Study Reveals Changes in Gut Microflora Can Affect Brain Function

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Ecoclimber, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Ecoclimber

    Ecoclimber Senior Member

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    A new small study of healthy women who regularly consumed beneficial bacteria known as probiotics has provided the first evidence that changing the bacterial environment, or microbiota, in the gut can affect brain function in humans...

    ...Finally, as the complexity of the gut flora and its effect on the brain is better understood, researchers may find ways to manipulate the intestinal contents to treat chronic pain conditions or other brain related diseases, including, potentially, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and autism.

    http://www.sci-news.com/medicine/article01138-probiotic-microflora-brain.html

    Those interested in gut to brain interactions. PDF of the research article enclosed

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