Tag Archives: Bacteria

Can Gut Bacteria Affect Mental Health?

The relationship between gut microbial metabolism and mental health has been much debated. But now, a new study published in the scientific journal Nature Microbiology hints at a connection between specific gut bacteria, depression and poor quality of life, reports the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, a life sciences research institute based in Flanders, Belgium.… Read More »

People with depression are less likely to have certain gut bacteria

Our guts are home to many bacteriaSTEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty By Clare Wilson 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… Read More »

Bacteria And You

Do you envision a germ free world?  Sorry it will never happen. The reason is that bacteria are everywhere. Some are harmless, some are beneficial and some are dangerous. Think about this. Your body is comprised of about 30 trillion cells. That is a big number, but it is estimated that there are about 39… Read More »