Can microbes increase exercise performance in athletes?

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Abstract

Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has been suggested to be a therapeutic strategy for inflammatory diseases and it is known that regular physical activity can alter the composition of the gut microbiota. Now, a study proposes that FMT might increase exercise performance in athletes, raising the possibility of ‘faecal doping’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-630
Number of pages2
JournalNature Reviews Endocrinology
Volume15
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019

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