Gut Microbe Composition, Exercise, and Breast Breast Cancer Survivors

2019-09-19 03:56:49 | BioPortfolio


The primary goal of this project is to determine the effects of exercise on the gut microbiome in breast cancer survivors and determine how these changes may relate to psychosocial symptoms such as fatigue.


Cancer survivors are at increased risk of gut bacteria communities that can negatively impact health and energy level and it is possible that exercise can cause healthy changes in these communities. Through careful design, this study will use a controlled-feeding diet and 10 weeks of exercise training to determine exercise effects on the number, distribution, and types of bacteria in the gut of breast cancer survivors. These changes will then be linked to fatigue and physiologic effects of exercise to determine how the information can be used to enhance exercise benefits and identify new treatment strategies leveraging changes in gut bacteria communities.

Study Design


Breast Cancer


Aerobic Exercise Training, Attention Control


University of Alabama at Birmingham
United States


Not yet recruiting


University of Alabama at Birmingham

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