A Study of Stool Microbiome, Pathogens, and Infectious Agents Among Olympic Athletes Before and After Participation in Brazil Games


About this study

The purpose of this study is to investigate disease causing and other organisms which athletes may be exposed to while participating in the Summer Olympic Games. The study will also investigate the organism and metabolism environment of stool, blood analysis and presence of abnormal cell structures in Olympic athletes in comparison with other elite athletes.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Member of the Summer 2016 U.S. Olympic team
  • English speaking
  • Willing to provide informed consent and biospecimens
  • Willing to complete questionnaires regarding normal bowel habits and general health

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Brent Bauer, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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