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.

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

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