Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Abstract

How Malnutrition Affects Personality and Behaviors with a Special Emphasis on Short Bowel Syndrome

Andrew E. Jablonski, BA

It is known that the brain and the gut work together. They send signals back and forth all day long, letting us know when we are hungry, when we are full, and when we just do not want to eat. Though what if your brain or stomach was somehow damaged, either medically, physically, or traumatically. It can interrupt the signal patterns from the gut to the brain. In turn and over time, something starts to happen when the brain and gut are no longer together, our behaviors begin to change, and then our personality starts to shift soon after. The theory being evaluated in this review is to see whether if malnourished people have experienced any type of personality changes or behavioral changes.

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