Monday, March 4, 2013

Gut Microbiota and Mood

"And what the research turns up is sometimes surprising: Shanahan describes how research by Prof John Cryan at UCC [University College Cork, Ireland] suggests a link between bugs in the gut and levels of chemical messengers in the brain - in mice at least.

'There is emerging evidence that diet, through influencing the microbiota, does influence mood and behaviour,' says Shanahan. 'We see it in animals but it is tougher to study in humans.'"

Gut feeling about better health - The Irish Times