The gut microbiota, dietary extremes and exercise

  title={The gut microbiota, dietary extremes and exercise},
  author={Georgina L. Hold},
  pages={1838 - 1839}
  • G. Hold
  • Published 9 June 2014
  • Medicine
  • Gut
The GI tract is colonised by trillions of bacteria in a complex community collectively referred to as the gut microbiota. This metabolically active ‘foreign’ body contributes to host metabolism and immune system development and changes in its composition have been implicated in many chronic diseases including obesity and diabetes. Under normal conditions, this metabolically active ‘foreign’ body exists in a state of symbiotic tolerance (eubiosis) with its host and remains relatively stable over… 

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