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Probiotics linked to lower depression rates

Probiotics linked to lower depression rates Probiotics linked to lower depression rates

It's a well-known fact: You are what you eat. Incorporating fruits and vegetables can improve energy levels. But can your diet lead to a better mood? A new study suggested that probiotics, typically found in yogurt, may lead to improved symptoms of depression.

The study looked at individuals suffering from irritable bowel syndrome who also have symptoms of depression. Researchers provided study participants with a probiotic to take over six weeks. 64 percent of individuals reported lower depression scores, compared to just over 30 percent for those who took the placebo.

These results could lead to a larger study and could pave the way for making dietary changes to improve health. Stay tuned for more from Interim Healthcare!

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