Saturday, 10 October 2015

New links between gut microbes and mental health in children



Interesting microbiome news from Genscript:

As we learn more about the human microbiome, evidence keeps mounting that the 'Gut-Brain Axis' enables our intestinal bacteria to influence our mood and mental health:
A recent study in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity finds that differences in gut microbiome composition are associated with differences in temperament in healthy toddlers.
A new study in Pediatric Research finds an association between early probiotic intervention and the risk of neuropsychiatric disorders (ADHD and Asperger syndrome) later in childhood.
A new review discusses new evidence from epidemiology an animal studies on bidirectionality of gut-brain communication across development and efforts to prevent or treat psychological disorders by modifying intestinal flora.

Posted by Victor Grayson