ASPPH Friday Letter
Taiwan: Researchers Reported Alterations in Gut Microbiota Composition for Clinical Depression

Major depressive disorder (MDD) has caused great burden of disease worldwide. The mechanisms of developing MDD are extremely complicated. Evidence from animal studies has pointed to the importance of studying mood regulation via the microbiota-gut-brain axis. Dr. Po-Hsiu Kuo, a professor in the Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine in the National Taiwan University College of Public Health, led a clinical study to uncover gut microbiota targets in relation to depression. The study has been published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. Read more