Intestinal bacteria are able to cause a depression

As it was found by scientists from McMaster University, the stress is transferred in the early years can have a serious impact on the intestinal microflora, which in turn triggers the development of depression in adulthood.

Scientists conducted experiments on mice and found that the intestinal microflora is directly correlated with anxiety and depression. How did you find out rodents with "sterile" the intestines were much calmer experienced stress due to separation from matter immediately after birth. The results of the experiment allowed the doctors to talk about the fact that intestinal bacteria are one of the causes of depression. As a mouse, caught in situations that provoke stress, suffered from bowel dysfunction.

As explained by Dr. Bercik, who participated in the study after the experiment was conducted not only with mice that survived the stress, but also with a healthy rodents, scientists have grounds to say that for the development of depression is important not only bacteria but also the body – master.

Now canadian scientists are trying to figure out how similar the human body reacts to stress at an early age.

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