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Gut Bacteria Exert Mind Control 221

sciencehabit writes "Hundreds of species of bacteria call the human gut their home. This gut 'microbiome' influences our physiology and health in ways that scientists are only beginning to understand. Now, a new study suggests that gut bacteria can even mess with the mind, altering brain chemistry and changing mood and behavior (abstract)."
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Gut Bacteria Exert Mind Control

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  • This is nothing new (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 29, 2011 @05:10PM (#37246502)

    According to my acupuncturist, the Chinese have been using the gut-brain connection in the healing arts for about 5000 years. But what would they know compared to our few hundred years of research in Western medicine?

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