Dietary magnesium deficiency alters gut microbiota and leads to depressive-like behaviour

@article{Winther2015DietaryMD,
  title={Dietary magnesium deficiency alters gut microbiota and leads to depressive-like behaviour},
  author={Gudrun Winther and Betina M Pyndt J{\o}rgensen and Betina Elfving and D. S. Nielsen and Pernille Kihl and Sten Lund and Dorte Bratbo S{\o}rensen and Gregers Wegener},
  journal={Acta Neuropsychiatrica},
  year={2015},
  volume={27},
  pages={168 - 176}
}
Objective Gut microbiota (GM) has previously been associated with alterations in rodent behaviour, and since the GM is affected by the diet, the composition of the diet may be an important factor contributing to behavioural changes. Interestingly, a magnesium restricted diet has been shown to induce anxiety and depressive-like behaviour in humans and rodents, and it could be suggested that magnesium deficiency may mediate the effects through an altered GM. Methods The present study therefore… 
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