Gut microbes that metabolize tryptophan secrete indoles that stimulate the development of new neurons in the adult brain.
Intermittent fasting can help to reduce hypertension by reshaping the gut's microbiome.
Taking a daily prebiotic supplement improves general wellbeing, reduces symptoms of anxiety, and promotes better gut health, a new study reports.
Consuming high levels of sugar-sweetened beverages early in life may lead to memory problems during adulthood. Researchers found, compared to rats who consumed only water, those who drank sugar-sweetened beverages had difficulties in memory recall associated with the hippocampus. The study also found a link between specific changes in gut bacteria in rats who drank sugary drinks and impaired brain function.
Immune cells in the uterus and placenta of stressed pregnant mice were not activated, but researchers found increased levels of inflammation in the developing fetal brain. Additionally, prenatal stress led to reductions in gut microbial strains and functions, especially in those linked to inflammation.
A meta-analysis study reveals alterations in the gut microbiome may trigger gastrointestinal problems associated with Parkinson's disease. Additionally, the gastrointestinal problems may occur years before other Parkinson's symptoms develop.