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Mind-Controlling Bacteria Influence Food Choices

Scientists observe the phenomenon in action in lab mice

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University of Pittsburgh researchers have put forward evidence supporting the theory that gut bacteria prompt cravings for specific foods. The gut microbiome — a universe of trillions of bacteria — churn out a cocktail of substances that move the needle on our desire to consume different foods.

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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