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In space, microbiota is under stress

Living in space exposes astronauts’ bodies, including their microbiota, to extreme conditions. The gut flora may even need help to keep the host in shape, both in flight and back on Earth.   Bear this in mind before embarking on a trip to Mars: space missions aren’t all fun. Microgravity ...

An athletic intestinal microbiota?

A growing number of studies underline the benefits of physical exercise for the composition and diversity of the intestinal microbiota. But what about professional athletes? How does this ecosystem influence their performance?   Although relatively stable, the composition of the intestina...

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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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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