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Is the Secret to Superhuman Performance in Your Gut? | The Swim





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Published on Sep 24, 2018

Could studying Ben’s superhuman microbiome unlock secrets about the dynamic connection between our environments, activities, and everyday health?

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"In particular, the scientists found that the athlete’s microbiome is primed for tissue repair and to harness energy from the diet, reflecting the significant energy demands and high cell-turnover evident in elite sport. Thus, the state of physical fitness is not limited to the athlete alone; it appears to also include conditioning of the microbiota."

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