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High-level athletes are more vulnerable to cavities and gum disease (gingivitis), dental plaque, chronic dental diseases… Is their mouth more fragile? A study of the oral microbiota of professional rugby players by a French team seems to confirm it. Since a number of observations were m...
While benefits of sports are well known, the link with the microbiota is just starting to be investigated. An Irish team studied the impact of physical activity on our intestinal flora. Besides the heart, brain or muscles, the microbiota is an unsuspected beneficiary of physical exercis...
Participating in high-level sports enriches the intestinal microbiota, which, in turn, may influence athletic performance. What is a “healthy” microbiota and how can physical activity influence its composition? To find out, researchers carried out a study on 33 cyclists (22 professiona...