Summary #1466

Gut health and mood genetically entwined
  • World’s largest study (data from almost half a million people) of genes involved in stomach ulcers shows that ulcers are linked to depression.
  • Study author says he got the idea when he noticed that stomach issues often got reduced after people underwent psychotherapy or psychiatry.
  • The study explains why stomach ulcers and depression often go hand-in-hand in patients.
  • Overall, the study could help scientists provide gene-based risk scores to patients in order to prevent stomach ulcers.


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