LA Times: Marathon runners get a boost from the bacteria in their guts

LA Times: Marathon runners get a boost from the bacteria in their guts

The secret to a healthier life may lie in the guts of elite athletes. Scientists who studied marathon runners discovered a type of bacteria that flourished in their digestive tracts. Pre-clinical studies resulted in a 13% improvement in endurance due to the unique properties of this novel species.

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Nature Medicine: Meta-omics analysis of elite athletes identifies a performance-enhancing microbe that functions via lactate metabolism

Nature Medicine: Meta-omics analysis of elite athletes identifies a performance-enhancing microbe that functions via lactate metabolism

A closer look at the gut microbiome of elite marathon runners unveils a microbe-encoded enzymatic process that contributes to enhanced athletic performance. Supported by quantitative data and pre-clinical research, the findings have the potential to reshape Sports Nutrition. After years of research and development at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute, those discoveries have been published in Nature Medicine.

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