Friday, November 22, 2013

The Brain-Gut Connection

A small study from UCLA revealed consuming probiotics affects multiple areas of the brain linked to cognition. Investigating bacteria in the human body and health is becoming a popular research topic.

"The discovery that changing the bacterial environment, or microbiota, in the gut can affect the brain carries significant implications for future research that could point the way toward dietary or drug interventions to improve brain function, the researchers said."

The article reminded me of a TEDTalk by Heribert Watzke about "The brain in your gut"
Interestingly enough Watzke works for Nestle in Switzerland. The UCLA research was funded by the Danone institute.

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