Psychobiotics and the gut–brain axis: in the pursuit of happiness

  title={Psychobiotics and the gut–brain axis: in the pursuit of happiness},
  author={Linghong Linda Zhou and Jane A Foster},
  booktitle={Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment},
The human intestine houses an astounding number and species of microorganisms, estimated at more than 10(14) gut microbiota and composed of over a thousand species. An individual's profile of microbiota is continually influenced by a variety of factors including but not limited to genetics, age, sex, diet, and lifestyle. Although each person's microbial profile is distinct, the relative abundance and distribution of bacterial species is similar among healthy individuals, aiding in the… CONTINUE READING
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