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New Study Indicates Link Between Gut Bacteria And Depression
Posted on Feb 04 2019
in Nature Microbiology
combined data from the microbiomes of 1,054 people enrolled in the Flemish Gut Flora
project with self-reported and physician-diagnosed depression data. Using bioinformatics analyses, the researchers were able to identify certain groups of bacteria, which were either positively or negatively correlated with mental health. Two groups of bacteria in particular, Coprococcus
, were consistently found to be at low numbers in people with depression.