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The Clinical Takeaway: Diet, the Gut Microbiome and Mental Health

The Clinical Takeaway: Diet, the Gut Microbiome and Mental Health

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In this episode:
    

– What we eat affects our mental health, especially depression and this extends to prenatal diet
– Some evidence exists that certain microbiome patterns in infancy can lead to persisting behavioural problems for years
– Eating, sleeping, and exercising well are simple ways to start
– Aiming for a Mediterranean diet or the Australian Dietary Guidelines is a simple piece of advice that can reduce risk of mental disorders
– There is emerging evidence suggesting that the oral microbiome may play a role in influencing cardiovascular health and even dementia

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator
Total time: 24 mins
Guest: Amy Loughman, Senior Research Fellow; Deakin University’s Food & Mood Centre

 

 
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