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Gut microbes shape athletic motivation

Microorganisms in the gut produce molecules that activate sensory neurons, stimulating exercise-associated reward circuits in the brain. This newly discovered pathway in mice affects motivation for prolonged exercise.

Nature Volume 612 Issue 7941

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