Intestinal Bacteria Affects Mind Function
According to a recent study by researchers at UCLA, there is a link between intestinal bacteria and mind function. This emphasizes the direct effect of nutrition on behavior. A small study revealed that women who regularly consume probiotics have a change in their mind function. Read the article written by UCLA Health magazine below, you can also read the original article from this link.
36 Women between the ages of 18 to 55 partake in this small-scale study. The researchers divided the women into 3 groups. The first group ate a special yogurt, a mixture of probiotics, which was thought to have a positive effect on the small intestine. The other group ate a dairy yogurt that tasted like yogurt and looked like a yogurt but had no probiotics. The 3rd group did not eat any yoghurt. The study took 4 weeks.
UCLA researchers are looking for ways to identify major chemicals produced by intestinal bacteria that can send signals to the mind. The researchers also plan to conduct a study to determine whether individuals with signs of stomach and intestinal discomfort, such as abdominal pain, abdominal distension, and variable bowel movements, has anything to do with improvements in the mind response.
Mayer also points out that other researchers are investigating the possible benefits of certain probiotics in yogurt on their moods. He underlines that other nutritional strategies may be useful.
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