Athleticism is one of the most complex human traits, involving several body systems, including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems.Athleticism as a trait does not just limit to body's morphology (i.e., height and body composition), but associates beyond to endurance, strength, power and various other complementary traits. While the genetic makeup of an individual has a large influence on this complex trait, both the scientific and sporting communities have recently acknowledged that the gut microbiota can significantly contribute to athleticism. Many gut microbiota and their relative abundance have been reported to play crucial roles in shaping your physiology, which in turn is associated to aid or influence an individual ’s athletic performance.
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