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17 February 2017 - MedicalXpress - How gut microbiome and diet can affect depression

An international group of researchers headed by André Carvalho has published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a paper that provides new data and prospects for the links between the intestinal flora and several disorders, notably depression.












10 February 2017 - Science Daily - Prebiotics may help to cope with stress

Probiotics are well known to benefit digestive health, but prebiotics are less well understood. Recent study in rats shows that prebiotic fibers may help to protect beneficial gut bacteria and restore healthy sleep patterns after a stressful event.




9 February 2017 - MedicalXpress - Well-being can improve quickly by eating more fruit and vegetables, study finds

Lifting your intake of fruit and vegetables can make a difference to the way you feel in just a couple of weeks, a University of Otago study has found.