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Exercise changes gut microbial composition independent of diet, team reports

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An interesting article in

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Health News

 

It alleges to show that mice (and people) on the same diet, that exercise, have improvements

in their gut microbiota, over sedentary mice (and people). Interestingly, the improvement that

comes from exercise is much more pronounced in lean, vs obese, subjects.

 

https://www.mdlinx.com/gastroenterology/top-medical-news/article/2017/12/06/7496068/?utm_source=in-house&utm_medium=message&utm_campaign=epick-gastro-dec07

 

Note: The article was brought to my attention by my wife, who is a Nurse Practitioner specialized in gastroenterology. (Unlike most of her colleagues, she

tries to get her patients to improve their diet, with more fruits and vegetables.

 

-- Saul

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Very interesting Saul, I do wonder about the underlying mechanism though. What may be the cause of this previously unknown improvement deriving from exercise? 

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Hi McCoy!

 

The article doesn't mention any numbers -- how many mice; how many people; how long the studies lasted; etc.

It might be possible to get more information.

 

-- Saul

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