Changing Gut Bacteria Through Diet Affects Brain Function

UCLA researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. In an early proof-of-concept study of healthy women, they found that women who regularly consumed beneficial bacteria known as probiotics through yogurt showed altered brain function, both while in a resting state and in response to an emotion-recognition task.

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The cartoon image shows a yogurt carton.

Researchers are studying the potential benefits of certain probiotics in yogurts on mood symptoms such as anxiety.