Special Issue "Effect of Exercise, Physical Activity, and Performance on Human Gut Microbes and Microbial Metabolome"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2022) | Viewed by 9086
Humans carry ~100 trillion tiny microbial cells inhabiting the gastrointestinal tract, with whom they have been living for a long time in a symbiotic mutualistic relationship. Accumulating data shows that the gut microbiota importantly affects host metabolic phenotypes through the production of metabolites from the diet ingested. Recent studies have shown that exercise and physical performance have an impact on the gut microbiome. However, controversies exist and thus more research in the field is needed. Especially, the role of microbial metabolites in transmitting the effects of exercise from the gut to the whole body should be emphasized. We, therefore, invite contributions to this Special Issue on the effect of exercise, physical activity, and performance on human gut microbiota composition and, most importantly, on the fecal metabolome. Interventional studies are particularly encouraged but all cross-sectional studies are also warmly welcome. Studies on gut microbiota in physically inactive individuals with symptoms of metabolic syndrome are also of interest.
Dr. Satu Pekkala
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- Gut microbiota
- Microbial metabolites
- Physical performance
- Physical inactivity
- Metabolic syndrome