Study Suggests Increased Yogurt Consumption Affects Brain Function


If you weren't yet convinced 2013 is the year of the microbiome, here's a summary of a UCLA-based study that suggests the abundance of probiotic content in yogurt may lead to an increase in "emotion-, cognition- and sensory-related" areas of the brain. The underlying suggestion is that the neurons in one's brain and those found within one's enteric nervous system — where a veritable cosmos of bacteria frolic and sing work songs all day long like microbial Smurfs — may be closer chums than thought previously, and that a better understanding of things like guts and acidophilus may eventually give researchers some insight on how to reverse the devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease, for example. [Food Industry News]