Exercise and Gut Flora: Suggestions But No Final Answers

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Diversity of gut flora was significantly greater in highly trained athletes than in population controls, even after stratifying on the controls’ body mass index. The athletes’ level of exercise and diet may have been responsible, individually or jointly, for this phenomenon.


Clarke SF, et al. Exercise and associated dietary extremes impact on gut microbial diversity. Gut 2014;63:1913-1920.

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