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August 29, 2011

Study shows they call it intestinal fortitude for a reason

Topics: Health Issues

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A new study shows the right kind of bacteria in your gut can literally change your mind -- reducing anxiety in stressful situations:

Hundreds of species of bacteria call the human gut their home. This gut "microbiome" influences our physiology and health in ways that scientists are only beginning to understand. Now, a new study suggests that gut bacteria can even mess with the mind, altering brain chemistry and changing mood and behavior.
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Sounds like another good reason to take probiotics.

(H/t - Stewart Baker)

Posted by Hyscience at August 29, 2011 9:23 PM



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