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Athletes: think about protecting your oral flora!

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...

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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