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Scientists Find a Possible Link Between Gut Health and Depression | February 8, 2019

A new study identified bacteria that could produce neurotransmitters and potentially influence activity in the brain.

The human microbiome — a collection of bacteria, fungi and viruses commingling in the gut and intestines — has been linked to a wide range of human health conditions, including digestive health and the prevention of autoimmune diseases.

Some research has even identified a possible link between gut health and brain function.

Building on this work, the study published in Nature Microbiology reveals that clinical depression could also be affected by the amounts of certain bacteria in the gut.

For all of us with depression, this could be a real breakthrough.

To find out more, in an exclusive Smithsonian publication, click here: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/scientists-find-possible-link-between-gut-bacteria-and-depression-180971411/?fbclid=IwAR1QhW3muEcnDMAthFBQW7Nskpe898j3HHnvsnB6TLDwGcyVtSqoqX4o


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