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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Microbiome & depression

Probiotic Can Reverse Depression Symptoms

Summary: The probiotic Lactobacillus can reverse symptoms and anxiety and depression, a new study reports.
Source: University of Virginia Health System.
Lactobacillus affects mood, anxiety in mice; researchers optimistic findings should hold true in humans.
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have reversed depression symptoms in mice by feeding them Lactobacillus, a probiotic bacteria found in live-cultures yogurt. Further, they have discovered a specific mechanism for how the bacteria affect mood, providing a direct link between the health of the gut microbiome and mental health./.../

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