NaturalNews) Researchers have long known that the "good" bacteria in the human gut help digest food and keep "bad" pathogens, including an overgrowth of yeast, in check. But could beneficial bacteria be doing even more to build good health? The surprising answer is, most likely, yes.
According to findings just published in the American Society for Microbiology's online journal, mBio, "good" bacteria also appear to exert some level of control over the actual functions of organs, including the liver.
This research offers new evidence about the symbiotic and crucial relationship between the body and gut microbes -- and how changing the internal microbe environment, known as the microbiota, can impact health.