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How bacteria in your gut affect your mental health

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Scientists searching for the underlying causes of mental illness have discovered a surprising contributor ā€” it appears the bacteria that live in your gut may play a major role in your mental health and well-being.

CBC Radio science columnist Torah Kachur spoke to researchers such as Karen Madsen at the University of Alberta who are studying the types of bacteria that live in your gut and how they affect your behaviour, via a nerve that travels between the gut and the brain.
 
 

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