oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - The brain-gut interaction : the conversation and the implications : review article
|Article Title||The brain-gut interaction : the conversation and the implications : review article|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition|
|Affiliations||1 Little Company of Mary Medical Centre|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||8 - 14|
Bi-directional interactions between the gut and the brain play a role in health and disease. It is involved in glucose homeostasis, satiety and obesity, functional gastrointestinal disorders and possibly in inflammatory disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease. Data is starting to elucidate the conversation between the mini brain, enteric nervous system (ENS) and the central nervous system. Various factors play a role in the conversation including sensory output via afferents, neurotransmitters and the gut microbiota.
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