Probiotics prove useful in depression

Probiotics prove useful in depression

UK researchers appear to be supporting the old adage ‘you are what you eat’, after a study finding probiotics help alleviate the symptoms of depression.

According to their meta-analysis published in the journal, BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, probiotics, taken by themselves, or combined with prebiotics may help ease depression through their effect on the gut-brain axis – the bidirectional relationship that exists between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract.

According to their meta-analysis published in the journal, BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, probiotics, taken by themselves, or combined with prebiotics may help ease depression through their effect on the gut-brain axis – the bidirectional relationship that exists between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract.

To date, probiotics have been shown to be useful in a range of conditions from ...

Reference

BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health 2020;0.
doi:10.1136/bmjnph-2019-000053

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