Prolonged Military-Style Training Causes Changes to Intestinal BacteriaReleased May 4, 2017
- A new study finds that long periods of physiological stress can change the composition of microorganisms residing in the intestines (intestinal microbiota), which could increase health risks in endurance athletes and military personnel. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
, is the first to study the response of the intestinal microbiota during military training. The manuscript was chosen as an APSselect
article for May.