Gut bacteria produce an array of neurochemicals that the brain uses for the regulation of physiological and mental processes, including memory, learning and mood.  In fact, 95% of the body’s supply of serotonin is produced by gut bacteria. — Medical News Today


In 2013, a study by researchers from Arizona State University found that children with autism possessed lower levels of three types of gut bacteria – PrevotellaCoprococcus and Veillonellaceae – compared with children free of the condition.  — Medical News Today


Both studies are very exciting in that they show initial links between gut microbiota and [response to] therapies. The papers underscore the importance [of] microbes in shaping not just our initial predisposition to disease, but also our recovery from it.  — The Scientist.


Our findings show that specific groups of microbes living in our gut could be protective against obesity – and that their abundance is influenced by our genes.  The human microbiome represents an exciting new target for dietary changes and treatments aimed at combating obesity. — Medical News Today