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First study in humans to demonstrate impact of probiotics on brain responses to an emotional reactivity task — online press conference at 2nd World Summit “Gut Microbiota For Health” held tomorrow (25 February 2013) The intake of probiotics has a measurable effect on brain areas that are associated with reactions to an emotional attention task. This has, for the first time, been demonstrated in humans by a study with 45 test persons, carried out by Dr Kirsten Tillisch and the team of Professor Emeran Mayer at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. The interplay between the gut’s own nervous system, the microbiota, and the brain turns out to be…

Microbiota research opens up promising paths for improving the diagnosis — online press conference at 2nd World Summit “Gut Microbiota For Health” held on 26 February (24 February 2013) An estimated 50 per cent of patients consulting a gastroenterologist suffer from functional bowel disorders (FBD), such as dyspepsia or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is characteristic for these conditions that underlying physiological mechanisms are hard to be found. “However, recent research shows that the gut microbiota is a likely candidate for filling some of the gaps in the causal chain leading to FBD,” says Professor Fernando Azpiroz, Chairman of the Gut Microbiota & Health Section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology…

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First study in humans to demonstrate impact of probiotics on brain responses to an emotional reactivity task — online press conference at 2nd World Summit “Gut Microbiota For Health” held tomorrow (25 February 2013) The intake of probiotics has a measurable effect on brain areas that are associated with reactions to an emotional attention task. This has, for the first time, been demonstrated in humans by a study with 45 test persons, carried out by Dr Kirsten Tillisch and the team of Professor Emeran Mayer at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. The interplay between the gut’s own nervous system, the microbiota, and the brain turns out to be…

Microbiota research opens up promising paths for improving the diagnosis — online press conference at 2nd World Summit “Gut Microbiota For Health” held on 26 February (24 February 2013) An estimated 50 per cent of patients consulting a gastroenterologist suffer from functional bowel disorders (FBD), such as dyspepsia or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is characteristic for these conditions that underlying physiological mechanisms are hard to be found. “However, recent research shows that the gut microbiota is a likely candidate for filling some of the gaps in the causal chain leading to FBD,” says Professor Fernando Azpiroz, Chairman of the Gut Microbiota & Health Section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology…

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