Scientists have found that a type of stomach bacteria could play a role in making some people feel more anxious.
This bacteria is called Helicobacter pylori, and it is known to cause stomach ulcers and other stomach problems in some people.
But scientists have discovered that people with the bacteria in their stomachs are also more likely to experience anxiety and panic disorders.
The scientists studied the stomach bacteria of 1,000 people and found that those who had Helicobacter pylori were more likely to suffer from anxiety.
The researchers believe that the bacteria may affect levels of chemicals in the brain that control emotions, making people feel more anxious.
The study, which was carried out by researchers at McMaster University in Canada, is the latest in a growing body of research that suggests that the bacteria in our stomachs could have a big impact on our mental health.
Other studies have found links between gut bacteria and depression, and some scientists believe that treating gut bacteria could be a new way to treat mental health problems.
One of the scientists involved in the study, Dr. Kirsten Tillisch, said: “We’re not talking about stomachaches or the occasional feeling of butterflies in the stomach – we mean real, clinical, anxiety disorders.”
Dr. Tillisch said that people who suffer from anxiety disorders often have very high levels of fear and anxiety, and may experience panic attacks or feel like they are in danger.
She said that the discovery that Helicobacter pylori could be linked to these conditions was “really exciting”, and that it could lead to new treatments for people suffering from anxiety disorders.
The study found that around 6% of people who had Helicobacter pylori in their stomachs also suffered from anxiety disorders.
This compared to just 1.5% of people who did not have the bacteria.
The researchers also found that people who had been treated for the bacteria with antibiotics were less likely to suffer from anxiety disorders.
The scientists believe that this is because the antibiotics kill off the bacteria and stop it from affecting levels of chemicals in the brain that control emotions.
Dr. Tillisch said: “What we need to figure out now is whether there is a causal link between Helicobacter pylori and anxiety disorders.”
She said that the next step would be to carry out more research to see if treating Helicobacter pylori with antibiotics can actually help to treat anxiety disorders.
The researchers also plan to investigate whether other types of gut bacteria could be linked to mental health problems.
Dr. Tillisch said: “We think that there is a whole world of bacteria living in our gut that could be playing a role in our mental health.”
She said that it was still early days in the research, but that she was hopeful that it could lead to new treatments for people suffering from mental health problems.
“We’re really excited about this research, and we think it could have a big impact on how we treat mental health problems in the future,” she said.
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The study was conducted by Julia Oh et al and published in Cell Host & Microbe.
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