Patrick Wilson is an associate professor of exercise science and directs the Human Performance Laboratory at Old Dominion University. He earned a PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Minnesota and completed post-doctoral training in sports nutrition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Wilson has authored over 45 scientific articles that span the disciplines of exercise science, sports nutrition, and health. He is the author of the recently released book, The Athlete's Gut: The Inside Science of Digestion, Nutrition, and Stomach Distress. Wilson is also a credentialed registered dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
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In this episode we discuss:
Patrick’s early career and how he found himself research in the area of GI symptoms in athletes.
Some of his first major findings and what it means to those undertaking endurance events.
The most common GI symptoms experienced by athletes, some of the major contributing factors, and how you can try to avoid them.
What he wished he knew before writing his new book.
You can find Patrick on twitter @SportsRD_PhD