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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bugs help us Think Straight

First, let’s start off with an on-topic joke: 

Adult: You are getting on my last nerve!

Child: What happened to the other nerves?

How do bugs help us think straight? …

Research continues to explore the intimate relationship between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain.  Numerous studies have gone so far as to connect gut-friendly microbes or probiotics to improved mood and brain function.  This notion is true for diabetics, as their metabolic disturbances can negatively impact brain function, including memory and learning.  When used in animal models, probiotic supplementation was shown to actually reverse deterioration of brain function through the bacteria’s ability to improve synaptic function.  Of course, not all probiotics are created equal, so make sure to use a high quality source.

Source: Neuroscience, 14 June 2013, 240;287–296. Probioticstreatment improves diabetes-induced impairment of synaptic activity andcognitive function: Behavioral and electrophysiological proofs formicrobiome–gut–brain axis

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