The scientific evidence has never been stronger that the microbiome truly is a “second brain.” Your gut and mind are in constant communication, sending more messages to each other than you do to your best friend.
This year, via new research and interviews with experts, researchers found out how gut health can impact weight gain and sleep—and how factors like the birth control pill and FODMAP foods impact the microbiome.
In case you lost track, rounded up here are the 10 most interesting, health-effecting discoveries related to gut health from the last 12 months.
Keep reading for the most important gut health news of 2016.
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