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  • Exercise changes gut microbial composition independent of diet, team reports

    Jacob Allen, left, Jeffrey Woods and their colleagues found that exercise alters the microbial composition of the gut in potentially beneficial ways.

    Jacob Allen, left, Jeffrey Woods and their colleagues found that exercise alters the microbial composition of the gut in potentially beneficial ways.

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Jacob Allen, email jacob.allen@nationwidechildrens.org.
    To reach Jeffrey Woods, call 217-244-8815; email woods1@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Exercise alters gut microbiota composition and function in lean and obese humans” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001495

    The paper “Exercise training-induced modification of the gut microbiota persists after microbiota colonization and attenuates the response to chemically-induced colitis in gnotobiotic mice” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1080/19490976.2017.1372077