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At the 1st International Seminar on Nutrition and Sport for Abbott-Nutrition and Real-Madrid CF, our CTO Paul Cotter spoke about the Elite Athlete Gut Microbiota.

The scientific and medical teams at Abbott and Real Madrid’s are working together to push the limits across key topics including recovery, hydration, nutrition and performance to allow athletes of all skill levels to reach their full potential.

What makes athletes special? There’s evidence to suggest that elite athletes enjoy not just a physical advantage but also an internal advantage in the form of their gut microbiota.
Is there a link between gut health and athletic performance? Gut health plays a role in energy metabolism, nutrient absorption and immune health, among other things. And those certainly come in handy when it’s time to compete and give your all.

You can watch the full presentation here.