“Summary: Gut bacteria have been linked to positive emotions, such as happiness and hopefulness, and good emotion management skills.
Researchers have discovered that people who suppress their emotions have a less diverse gut microbiome, while people who report happier emotions have lower levels of certain bacterium.
- Researchers found a link between bacteria in the gut and positive emotions, healthy emotional management, and better physical health outcomes.
- The study included over 200 women who filled out a survey assessing their feelings and how they handled emotions, as well as providing stool samples.
- People who suppressed their emotions had a less diverse gut microbiome, and those who reported happier feelings had lower levels of certain bacteria, while people who had more negative emotions had more of those bacteria.
… A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare system, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has linked bacteria in our gut to positive emotions like happiness and hopefulness and healthier emotion management skills.
Their results were published recently in Psychological Medicine …”
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