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Do elite athletes have exceptional microbiota?

The higher an athlete's level, the more suited for competition the make-up of their gut microbiota. Predominant bacteria optimize the host’s metabolism, a factor in physical exertion, thereby contributing to the quality of performance.   Healthy microbiota in a healthy body: this might be...
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When a bacterium produces alcohol, your liver suffers!

Non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, could be partly due to the production of alcohol by a bacterial species invading the gut microbiota.   Non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis is characterized by excess fat in the liver, not related to excessive alcohol consu...
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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...
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Nutrition and metabolism

The intestinal microbiota has not yet revealed all its secrets to us, especially when it is a question of understanding the causes and/or consequences that it could have in nutrition and metabolism.
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Diet and health: the role of the intestinal microbiota in metabolic diseases

Recent publications underline the connection between the intestinal microbiota and diet and certain diseases like diabetes (types 1 and 2); they also hint at potential therapeutic benefits based on the use of probiotics and prebiotics. For example, we are told that the positive effects of a balan...
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