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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...
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Bacteria boost marathon runners’ times

What if the performance of marathon runners was also related to their gut microbiota? That is the conclusion from a North American study focusing on the link between the presence of bacteria from the Veillonella genus and athletic performance.   Based on recent works, it seems that marath...
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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...
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