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Athletes have a more efficient microbiota

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...

Sports and microbiota: a virtuous circle?

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...

Is athletic performance determined by your intestinal microbiota?

Is the intestinal microbiota involved in injury and athletic performance? This is the question asked in the British Journal of Sports Medicine which researchers intend to answer. They based their hypothesis on several observations: The intestinal microbiota, through the immune system, is invol...
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