Episode 135 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition‘s We Do Science podcast! In this episode, Laurent Bannock discusses “The Microbiome” with Dr Jens Walter PhD (University College Cork, Ireland) and Dr Orla O’Sullivan PhD, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ireland).

Discussion topics include:

  • The Microbiome: An overview
  • Lifestyle-induced microbiome depletion and impact on health
  • The “Fibre Gap”: Low-fibre diet as a key driver of microbiome depletion
  • Establishing what constitutes a healthy human gut microbiome: state of the evidence and translational issues
  • Environmental, clinical, and nutritional factors and the microbiome
  • Exercise and associated dietary extremes impact on gut microbial diversity


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