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Diet Implicated in Autism-Microbiome Link
The unbalanced gut flora present in some people with autism is not a driver of the condition but rather a consequence of eating behaviors characteristic of the condition, a new study claims.
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Diet Implicated in Autism-Microbiome Link
Diet Implicated in Autism-Microbiome Link

The unbalanced gut flora present in some people with autism is not a driver of the condition but rather a consequence of eating behaviors characteristic of the condition, a new study claims.

The unbalanced gut flora present in some people with autism is not a driver of the condition but rather a consequence of eating behaviors characteristic of the condition, a new study claims.

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Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2019
Physical activity, independent of diet, shifts the composition of bacteria in the intestines, spurring researchers to search for species that might provide benefits akin to working out.
Gut Microbes May Play a Role in Mental Health Disorders
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The gut microbiome has been linked to depression, schizophrenia, and other neurological conditions, but it’s not yet clear whether the relationship is causal.
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Mouse Model Shows How Parkinson’s Disease Begins in the Gut
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The researchers who made the discovery suggest the signaling may form a sixth sense.
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