Exercise Boosts Gut Microbiome Diversity
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:12 PM

Being physically fit appears to boost the diversity of gut bugs, researchers found.

In a case-control study, Irish athletes had a far wider range of intestinal microbes than did matched controls who weren't athletes.  "Exercise seems to be another important factor in the relationship between the microbiota, host immunity, and host metabolism, with diet playing an important role," authors wrote.

Source:  http://www.medpagetoday.com/Endocrinology/GeneralEndocrinology/46240