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Brain Stroke Zaps Gut Bacteria

March 17, 2019

The gut-brain axis means your intestinal bacteria can influence the brain. But does the brain talk back and regulate the gut?

According to West Virginia University researchers, that is what  happens.
In experimental animals, a brain stroke (brain cells die due to injury) leads to disorganization of the gut lining, for weeks afterward. And the proportion of “good” bacteria decreases, compared to the less good ones. This work has not yet been published, but we’ll look forward to the details.

One Comment
  1. March 17, 2019 3:38 pm

    I trust the controls were in place. I could imagine that the tests were done in a hospital setting when the patient was admitted and their diet changed to hospital food (ugh!). That could change anyone’s gut flora 😉

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