New research suggests a significant link between the health of the gut and its bacterial population and mental health. For the first time, scientists have explored this link in humans. They identified some of the possible culprits.
Researchers are now showing that the bacteria populating our guts affect many different aspects of our health.
This includes mental health as well as physical health.
A study covered by Medical News Today found a persistent link between bacterial diversity in the gut and mental health issues.
Now, researchers from VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology in Belgium have analyzed the health data of a large group of people to pinpoint which gut bacteria may play a role in depression.