FTP #23: Patrick Wilson, PhD (Part 1) The athletes’ gut: The Inside Science of Digestion, Nutrition, and Stomach Distress

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March 11, 2020

FTP #23: Patrick Wilson, PhD (Part 1) The athletes’ gut: The Inside Science of Digestion, Nutrition, and Stomach Distress

Patrick Wilson, PhD – Old Dominion University
Author of “The Athlete’s Gut

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Dr. Patrick Wilson is the author of The Athlete’s Gut, the only book written for athletes and coaches looking to address gastrointestinal issues during training and competition. Dr. Wilson is an assistant professor of exercise science and directs the Human Performance Laboratory at Old Dominion University. He is a recognized expert on how exercise, nutrition, and psychology affect gut function in athletes and has authored over 45 scientific articles that span the disciplines of exercise science, sports nutrition, and health. His research has been featured in numerous national media outlets. Wilson is also a credentialed registered dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

The Athlete’s Gut makes sense of the complicated gastrointestinal tract and offers solutions to the tummy troubles that keep athletes from enjoying and excelling in their sport. Written by Patrick Wilson, professor of exercise science and registered dietitian, this gut guide for athletes combines the latest research on exercise and the gut with humorous descriptions and relatable stories. Athletes will better understand the inner workings of their own gut and will be equipped to make the needed changes to diet and exercise to perform—and feel—better.

On this episode:

  • The prevalence of Gastrointestinal (GI) distress symptoms in endurance athletes
  • Anecdotes regarding popular elite athletes
  • Factor leading to symptoms during race events
  • Differences in genders
  • Triathlon and ultraendurance events
  • Dehydration
  • PART 2 – Coming soon

Articles mentioned during the episode:

Wilson, P. B. (2017). Frequency of chronic gastrointestinal distress in runners: Validity and reliability of a retrospective questionnaireInternational journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism27(4), 370-376.

Wilson, P. B., Rhodes, G. S., & Ingraham, S. J. (2015). Self-report versus direct measurement for assessment of fluid intake during a 70.3-mile triathlonInternational journal of sports physiology and performance10(5), 600-604.

Wilson, P. B. (2019). The Psychobiological Etiology of Gastrointestinal Distress in Sport: A ReviewJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology.

Wilson, P. B. (2019). ‘I think I’m gonna hurl’: A Narrative Review of the Causes of Nausea and Vomiting in SportSports7(7), 162.

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