How Bacteria Can Affect Your Mood How Bacteria Can Affect Your Mood (Visit Count : 6233)
All men have two brains: one in their skull and other one a little further down... in their stomach. In fact, everyone on Earth has a second brain. It's called the enteric nervous system.

And a study published in BioEssays has revealed how various types of bacteria interact with the enteric system and other parts of your body, causing shifts in your mood.

What are these bacteria doing?
The study showed that an increase in levels of the bacteria Campylobacter jejuni is linked to increased anxiety in mice. This bacteria has also been shown to cause colic in human babies. However, certain types of Lactobacillus can counteract the Campylobacter, and also induce calm.

Date: 10/12/2014
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