Global Health

Understanding the ‘second brain’ in your gut

The ENS is a web of neurons found in the wall of the gastrointestinal system. Image: Unsplash/freestocks

Sean Fleming

Senior Writer, Formative Content

Share:

Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Global Health is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale

Stay up to date:

Global Health

Have you read?

Microbiota and diet control the activity of multiple cell types in the gut wall, including the ENS. Image: American Gastroenterological Association

Discover

How is the World Economic Forum bringing data-driven healthcare to life?

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:

Global HealthHealth and HealthcareScience

Share:

Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

Here's how passive cooling can help us to survive extreme indoor heat
About Us
Events
Media
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2022 World Economic Forum