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23 August 2017

bacteria that occur naturally in your digestive tract may affect your mood

It may sound a little strange, but the bacteria that occur naturally in your digestive tract may affect your behaviour and your mood. A new study by Canadian scientists found that people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who also suffer from depression can improve their mental health by taking probiotics. The research, which involved 44 adults with IBS and mild to moderate anxiety or depression, demonstrated a significant decline in the symptoms of depression after taking a daily dose of a probiotic called Bifidobacterium longum for six weeks.

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