Sleep and Gut Health

Here are two articles on sleep and gut problems that might interest people:

How sleepless nights compromise the health of your gut

It is well known that individuals who work night-shifts, or travel often across different time zones, have a higher tendency to become overweight and suffer from gut inflammation. The underlying cause for this robust phenomenon has been the subject of many studies that tried to relate physiological processes with the activity of the brain’s circadian clock, which is generated in response to the daylight cycle.

How gut bacteria negatively influences serotonin and blood sugar levels

A new study shows how the microbiome communicates with cells producing serotonin to influence blood sugar levels. The microbiome can worsen metabolism by signaling to cells in the gut that produce serotonin. This drives up serotonin levels. The rise in blood serotonin levels causes metabolic problems.

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