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Depression and The Gut Microbiome – The Unresolved Chicken and Egg Question?

Depression and The Gut Microbiome – The Unresolved Chicken and Egg Question? By Emeran Mayer, MD Depression is one of the most common mental disorders experienced worldwide with an average lifetime prevalence of 11–15%. As I discussed in The Gut Immune Connection, about 160 million people suffered from major depressive disorder in 2017, young people …

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Do Ultra-Processed Foods Cause Cognitive Decline?

Do Ultra-Processed Foods Cause Cognitive Decline? By Jill Horn The consumption of ultra-processed foods has long been associated with metabolic diseases such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type II diabetes. More recent studies have shed light on the connection between ultra-processed foods and cognitive decline, providing an enhanced understanding of the effects that highly processed …

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