The guts of the Irish Rugby Team

Press Release: The Irish Rugby Team has Exceptional Guts Quote: Exercise and Diet impact on gut microbial diversity · The gut microbiota of athletes is more diverse than that of controls · This diversity is linked to exercise and protein consumption in athletes · Athletes have lower inflammatory and improved metabolic markers relative to controls. Quote: Scientists at the Science Foundation Ireland-funded Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) at University College Cork and Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, have carried out a study in conjunction with the Irish Rugby Football Union that has revealed that exercise and associated dietary changes influence gut microbial diversity. The research is published this week in the leading international journal Gut.

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The guts of the Irish Rugby Team

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