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How Serotonin And Prozac Affect The Gut’s Microbiota

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  • New proof found that antidepressants can modify the microbes in our gut.
  • Researchers found specific bacteria in mice that was more prominent when there was more serotonin in the gut.
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac) reduced the transport of serotonin into bacterial cells.
  • It shows a unique form of communication between bacteria and cells, based on serotonin which is traditionally recognized as a neurotransmitter.

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