The present paper provides a review of the current knowledge relating to the health benefits of probiotics, specially focused on the effects they may have together with physical exercise on mood disorders and related chronic medical conditions. With both these conditions being a substantial contributor to the global disease burden any alternative therapy must be considered. Probiotics influence the gut microbiota through a complex network of events which can influence mechanisms leading to development of mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. Similarly, through a complex interaction between psychological and neurobiological mechanisms, exercise has been found to play a key role in mood enhancement.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition|
|Early online date||31 May 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Dec 2017|
- Gut microbiota
- Chronic disease
FingerprintDive into the research topics of 'An overview of the effect of probiotics and exercise on mood and associated health conditions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
Marie Clare Grant
- Division of Sport and Exercise Sciences - Lecturer