Exercise has the guts: How physical activity may positively modulate gut microbiota in chronic and immune-based diseases

Roberto Codella, Livio Luzi, Ileana Terruzzi

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Abstract

Limited animal and human research findings suggests that exercise might have a beneficial role for health gut. Cardiorespiratory fitness has been correlates with health-associated gut parameters such as taxonomic diversity and richness. Physical exercise may augment intestinal microbial diversity through several mechanisms INCLUDING PROMOTION OF AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY STATE. Disease-associated microbial functions WERE linked to distinct taxa in previous studies of familial type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D). An integrated multi-approach in the study of T1D, including physical exercise, is advocated. The present review explores how exercise might modulate gut microbiota and microbiome characteristics in chronic and immune-based diseases, given the demonstrated relationship between gut function and human health.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDigestive and Liver Disease
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Exercise
  • Gut microbiota
  • Type 1 diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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