People with depression are less likely to have certain gut bacteria

Your daily selection of the latest science news!

According to (This article and its images were originally posted on New Scientist February 4, 2019 at 11:18AM.)

(cover image)

Our guts are home to many bacteria
STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty

People who lack certain gut bacteria are more likely to experience depression, according to the largest study yet to find a link between our microbiota and mental health.

Jeroen Raes of KU Leuven University in Belgium and colleagues examined over 1000 volunteers in Belgium who’d had the bacteria living in their gut genetically sequenced as part of a larger study.

|

  • Got any news, tips or want to contact us directly? Feel free to email us: esistme@gmail.com.
    To see more posts like these; please subscribe to our newsletter. By entering a valid email, you’ll receive top trending reports delivered to your inbox.

__

This article and images were originally posted on [New Scientist] February 4, 2019 at 11:18AM. Credit to the original author and New Scientist | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.