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Watch: Webinar Q&A on the Athlete’s Gut

In this webinar, exercise scientist Patrick Wilson answers a wide range of questions about gut problems runners have and how to optimize your gut for performance.

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Why are gut problems so common during exercise?
What can you do to prevent and manage them?
What is the effect of caffeine, NSAIDs, probiotics, hormones?
How can you train your gut to enhance your performance?

We discussed these topics and more about the runner’s gut on a live webinar with Patrick Wilson, runner, associate professor of exercise science, registered dietitian and author of The Athlete’s Gut: The Inside Science of Digestion, Nutrition, and Stomach Distress. You can watch the full webinar above.

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