Anxiety: 11 of 21 studies say regulating gut bacteria may help

Evidence that suggests our gut bacteria play complex roles in maintaining and impacting overall health is piling up. One new review of the scientific literature has now found that regulating intestinal microbiota may help relieve the symptoms of anxiety.

Recent research suggests that the bacteria that naturally populate the human gut may play an extensive role not just in a person’s physical health, but also in their mental well-being.

One study drew a link between certain groups of bacteria and a higher risk of mental health conditions, including depression.

Another suggested that our gut bacteria may influence certain brain mechanisms and contribute to anxiety.

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Will Savage

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