Gut microbiome patterns depending on children's psychosocial stress: Reports versus biomarkers.


Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium. Electronic address: [Email]


Chronic stress increases disease vulnerability factors including inflammation, a pathological characteristic potentially regulated by the gut microbiota. We checked the association between the gut microbiome and psychosocial stress in children/adolescents and investigated which stress parameter (negative versus positive emotion, self-report versus parental report, events versus emotions, biomarker cortisol versus parasympathetic activity) is the most relevant indicator herein.


Adolescents,Children,Cortisol,Emotions,Gut microbiota,Happiness,Parasympathetic,

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