The study included an experiment adding the antidepressant fluoxetine, the scientific name for Prozac, into the mix. Fluoxetine blocks serotonin transporter, the tube which contains the Turicibacter, in mammals. Adding fluoxetine caused the Turicibacter to be significantly less responsive compared to if fluoxetine was not present.
In recent years diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and many others, have been on the rise. There is the obvious contributing factor of genetics, but a main contributing factor is the modern diet.