Exercise boosts diversity of gut bacteria

June 9, 2014 10:38 PM

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Exercise boosts the diversity of the bacteria found in the gut, indicates the first study of its kind published online in the journal Gut.

This may have implications for overall long term health, says the author of a linked editorial. Reduced variation in gut microbes (microbiota) has been linked to obesity and other health problems, while increased diversity has been associated with a favourable metabolic profile and immune system res...

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