Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Microbiomes and stress

If you are feeling stressed, your microbiome – the communities of microbes living in and on you – may be suffering too. A team at the University of Guelph, Canada, studied the link between stress and microbiomes in wild red squirrels, and found that individuals with low stress hormone levels had a more diverse microbiome, while increased stress caused a spike in potentially harmful bacteria, but less bacterial diversity.

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 Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle

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