Stress can be as bad as Junk food for gut health

Stress Can Be Bad As Junk Food For Gut Health

Your digestive system is home to microorganisms that are essential to maintaining metabolic health. Consuming a high-fat diet can have a negative impact on this microbiota, and a BYU study of lab mice published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports suggests stress can have a similar effect.

A large group of rodents consumed a high fat diet for 8 weeks. After this period, the mice were exposed to mild stress for 18 days. Male mice showed more anxiety on a high-fat diet compared to female mice, and stress only impacted the gut microbiota of female mice. Whether humans respond in similar ways isn’t known.

By |2017-12-20T20:22:50+00:00December 20th, 2017|Fitness, Health|0 Comments

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