Jan 29, 2024

How does chronic stress harm the gut? New clues emerge

Posted by in categories: chemistry, neuroscience

Signals originating in the brain make their way to gut nerve cells, leading to a release of inflammatory chemicals.

Mental stress has long been linked to flare-ups of gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

A bacterium in the intestines of stressed mice interferes with cells that protect against pathogens.

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