Faecal transplants boost mind-gut link

The theory that the trillions of microbes living in the human gut are in constant communication with the brain affecting the way a person feels has been strengthened thanks to the increasing prevalence of faecal transplants. Anecdotal evidence that recipients of a faecal transplant – a procedure to restore the gut microbiota – mimick the mood and other characteristics of their donor will be presented at the Royal Australasians College of Physicians (RACP) annual Congress in Melbourne on Tuesday. Associate Professor Patrick Charles from the Department of Infectious Diseases at Austin Health says they have heard of some “very interesting”…
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