“The intestine is our 2nd brain”, 9 out of 10 Italians recognize the connection

by time news

Gut-brain, the relationship is no longer a mystery: the sensations of the emotional sphere that are combined with the physical one explained by scientific research

Acting from the belly” “feel butterflies in the stomach”Are just some of the expressions used in everyday language to describe feelings of the emotional sphere. The theme of the social survey that Yakult Europe commissioned the report from the international institute Dynata intestine-brain, taken from the comparison of the different knowledge and convictions of citizens Europeans (United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands) e Japanese.

The intestine affects not only general well-being, but also mood”. agree 92% of the Italians interviewed during the research. Among all, it is the Italians who are most aware of recognizing that there is one close relationship between intestine and brain and that this allows two-way communication between the two bodies: in fact 2 out of 3 are certain. Therefore, not only the brain affects the intestine, but the intestine, and in particular the alterations of the microbiota intestinal, are able to influence mental health (there could, in fact, be a correlation between conditions such as depression, anxiety and autism, and a state of intestinal dysbiosis). For these reasons, the intestine is considered ours second brain.

“Mutual influence that science calls gut-brain axis – explains land Dr. Micha Barichella, Head of UOS Clinical Nutrition, ASST G. Pini, CTO, Milan and President of B&M – a two-way communication system that uses, to connect the two organs, also specific substances that function as messengers, some of these known as neurotransmitters. Examples are dopamine and serotonin, substances capable of influencing our mood and known, for this reason, also as hormones of happiness or ‘well-being’ “.

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