- A new study in mice has found that the bacterium Lactobacillus helps the body manage stress, potentially preventing the onset of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.
- The results could pave the way for new therapies to treat anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions.
- Experts say these findings support a growing body of evidence on the relationship between the gut and brain, and the impact diet has on our mental health.
- However Lactobacillus should not be considered a substitute for mental health treatment.
Mental health is complex, but new research suggests that a bacteria found in fermented foods and yogurt may help prevent depression and anxiety.
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of