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VA is studying gut bacteria in PTSD, TBI patients following success in mice

Veterans Affairs researchers want to know if an over-the-counter probiotic given to colicky babies could help patients with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. VA staff in Denver have just begun to recruit 40 VA-eligible patients who have "mild TBI," or concussion, along with PTSD.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
Any disturbance in gut health can increase a condition known as metabolic endotoxemia that can deliver inflammatory mediators from microbes in the gut into the blood via a leaky gut or directly to the brain via the vagus nerve.  Although probiotics have some benefit in reducing metabolic endotoxemia, they are limited compared to fermentable fiber (i.e. prebiotics) and polyphenols in rectifying gut health.


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