Professor Valery Danilenko from the Institute of General Genetics. N.I. Vavilov RAS emphasized the importance of the intestinal microbiome, describing it as “the second human brain.”
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This is confirmed by the results of 15 years of research, which revealed the ability of the microbiome to produce neurotransmitters and hormones similar to those produced by the brain, such as dopamine and serotonin.
According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Danilenko also emphasized that the microbiome can influence the blood-brain barrier, concluding that “the second brain in the intestines is recognized as a scientific fact” and represents another important organ of the human body.
Previously gastroenterologist statedthat processed foods increase the risk of developing colon cancer.
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