The microbiome refers to all microorganisms in or on their host as well as their genetic material. The microbiota, on the other hand, defines the microbe population in a specific ecosystem, such as those populations found in the gut microbiota or skin microbiota. Within the… Read More »
The study by Jacka et al., was a 12-week parallel-group single blind randomised controlled trial investigating the efficacy of a structured dietary support focused on improving diet quality. This study was part of the Supporting the Modification of lifestyle in Lowered Emotional States (SMILES) initiative.… Read More »
If we are wanting to think about prevention we need to be really thinking about these early time periods A/Prof Felice Jacka begins this section of her talk with a discussion about common mental health disorders – anxiety and depression. The average age of onset… Read More »
Associate Professor Felice Jacka has an ongoing research program that focuses on lifestyle as a risk factor for the common mental health disorders, depression, and anxiety. It comprises a broad range of epidemiological and population health investigations with extensive partnerships and collaborations in Australia and… Read More »
The role of the GBA is to link emotional and cognitive centres of the brain with peripheral GI function. It uses neuro-immuno-endocrine mediators to allow the brain to coordinate and influence proper intestinal function. However, the gut microbiome also has a major influence on gut… Read More »
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