A Gut Check for Many Ailments
The Body's Other Mind
- The enteric nervous system, or 'gut brain,' can operate independently of the brain.
- Neurons in the gut produce neurotransmitters also found in the brain, such as serotonin.
- Disruptions to beneficial gut bacteria may affect mood.
- Neurotransmitters made in the gut help control the formation of bone.
- Stimulating gut neurons may help treat obesity and diabetes.