Probiotics and The Brain

Probiotics and the Brain

Two studies released this year generated a lot of interest, despite being preliminary. First, a new study provided the first evidence in humans that probiotics in the diet can modulate brain activity: Using functional MRI, researchers found that women who regularly consumed probiotic-containing yogurt showed altered activity of brain regions that control central processing of emotion and sensation.[20] Whether the effects are clinically beneficial will require further study, researchers said. 


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