> The happinessà è influenced by the intestinal flora

At first sight, può to appear as a statement bizarre, but the study conducted by irish researchers of Found Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, reveals that the qualityà and the amount; of the intestinal bacteria present in the first years of life is able to influence the concentrations of a serotonin.

serotonin is a hormone that acts on the brain and, depending on the concentration, we perceive the feeling of well-being and happinessà. This hormone is thought the hormone of happinessà.

According to the study, the intestine enters the game just becauseé depending on the bacteria that populate the serotonin è più or less present in the body.

The research, published in Molecular Psychiatry, è was carried out on the model murine (laboratory mouse).

The data collected will be detected as in early childhood, the presence of bacteria in the gut interferes the production of serotonin.

The interesting fact is that, according to the researchers, the qualityà and the amount; of intestinal bacteria present in the già in the first years of life triggers an irreversible process.

which is Why, in the case in which the bacterial flora is insufficient, even when this comes into play in età adult, does not show the changes to the central nervous system that occurs in the first childhood.

That the intestinal flora is important in terms of general health, is now well detected by many researches.

This latest study raises the question on how it is possible to think to our children by facilitating the formation of a proper intestinal flora.

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15 June 2012