Pregnant Mice on High-Fat Diets Have Gut Microbe Deficiencies That Perturb Social Behavior Across Generations of Offspring, Study Finds
Research has demonstrated that a high-fat, low-fiber diet (common in the U.S.) causes an imbalance in the gut microbiome—the community of trillions of bacteria, good and bad, that line the walls of… Read More
Microbe Types in the Infant Gut May Impact How They Respond to Fear
Although as adults we may think of fear as an emotion best avoided or kept to a minimum, the emergence of fear behavior at the beginning of life is a vital part of early development. It helps us to… Read More
Gut Organisms Impact the Ability to Extinguish Fear
Research in recent years has suggested linkages between the microbial content of the human gut and brain and behavior disorders. But results have widely been viewed as preliminary. Now, a team of… Read More
Microbes In Our Gut Can Affect Our Emotions
Studies in animals are helping reveal how the microbes that live in our guts can affect our emotions. According to research reported August 25, 2017, in the journal Microbiome, dozens of gene-… Read More