Oxford University study finds gut bacteria may affect a person’s social life

A new study has found that a person’s diversity of gut bacteria may affect their social skills,media reported. The study was carried out by Dr Katerina Johnson of the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, who conducted a large-scale human study on the composition of the gut microbiome and its relationship stoic relationships. In addition to social skills, gut bacteria can also affect a person’s neurotic level.

Oxford University study finds gut bacteria may affect a person's social life


While there have been studies in the past linking gut bacteria to mental health, the new study is more concerned about its potential impact on personality. As part of the study, Dr. Johnson found that more people of gut bacteria have larger social networks, suggesting that improvements in gut health may be related to how social it is.

In addition, the study found that the opposite end — people with less diversity in the microbiome — was more likely to experience high stress or anxiety. According to the study, formula, rather than breastfeeding in infancy, may also affect a person’s gut flora into adulthood.

Fewer types of gut bacteria are found in people who consume formula at an early age, which means that the effects of infant feeding patterns may continue into adulthood. In addition, the study found that lifestyle and dietary factors may help improve the diversity of a person’s gut bacteria, including traveling abroad, which can expose a person to completely different diets and new microbes, which may be beneficial to the human body.

In addition, people who eat a large number of natural probiotic foods such as bananas, whole grains, fermented foods such as kimchi, etc., are more diverse in their gut bacteria. However, the same benefits have nothing to do with taking probiotic supplements.

The study suggests that gut bacteria may have a significant impact on a person’s behavior, but their lifestyle may also have a significant impact on their gut bacteria;