Toddler temperament could be influenced by different types of gut bacteria
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Published: 06-04-2015 09:24 am
"The microbiome of a toddler's gut may influence their behavior, a new study suggests. Scientists found correlations between temperament and the presence of specific types of intestinal bacteria in both girls and boys. The researchers aren't looking for a way to help parents modify the 'terrible twos,' but for clues about how - and where - chronic illnesses like obesity, asthma, allergies and bowel diseases start."
Serotonin might be involved in this (just a guess) since I think it's related to hunger.
Serotonin in affective control, Dayan P et al., 2009
Anxiety: Splitting the phenomenological atom, Philip J. Corr, 2010
Natural News - Tame hunger and cravings with serotonin
"Researchers have found a way to calm savage carbohydrate cravings by altering brain chemistry for the better. The neurotransmitter serotonin not only alleviates depression and anxiety, it also subdues hunger and the desire for carbs. A few effortless adjustments to the diet can turn the brain into a joyful serotonin machine -- successfully dispelling the blues along with extra pounds."