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Jamie Pugh, PhD
Jamie Pugh is a post-doctoral research at Liverpool John Moores University. During his PhD and current work, he has looked at the effect exercise can have on the gastrointestinal system and in more recent work, looked at the effects probiotic supplementation can have on endurance athletes. He has also worked as a consultant nutritionist and physiologist for a number of professional teams and extreme endurance athletes.
In This Episode We Discuss
- The range and severity of symptoms athletes experience
- Causes of symptoms: physiological, mechanical and nutritional
- Individual variation in susceptibility to symptoms
- Lack of association between gut “damage” and symptoms experienced
- GI distress outside of endurance sport
- Maximal rates of glucose ingestion: higher than previously thought?
- Effect of glutamine supplementation
- Effect of probiotic supplementation
- Effect of low FODMAP diets
- Practical steps for practitioners and athletes to mitigate risk
Links & Resources
- Twitter: @pugh_jamie
- Jamie’s ResearchGate profile
- Pugh et al., 2018 – Prevalence, Severity and Potential Nutritional Causes of Gastrointestinal Symptoms during a Marathon in Recreational Runners
- Pugh et al., 2018 – Gastrointestinal symptoms in elite athletes: time to recognise the problem?
- Pugh et al., 2017 – Glutamine supplementation reduces markers of intestinal permeability during running in the heat in a dose-dependent manner
- Pugh et al., 2017 – Acute high-intensity interval running increases markers of gastrointestinal damage and permeability but not gastrointestinal symptoms
- Lis et al., 2018 – Low FODMAP: A Preliminary Strategy to Reduce Gastrointestinal Distress in Athletes.