Letter to the Editor
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World J Gastroenterol. Feb 28, 2022; 28(8): 878-880
Published online Feb 28, 2022. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v28.i8.878
“Role of exercise in preventing and restoring gut dysbiosis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease”: A letter to the editor
Neasa Mc Gettigan, Aoibhlinn O'Toole, Karen Boland
Neasa Mc Gettigan, Aoibhlinn O'Toole, Karen Boland, Department of Gastroenterology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin D09V2N0, Leinster, Ireland
Neasa Mc Gettigan, Aoibhlinn O'Toole, Karen Boland, School of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin D02YN77, Ireland
Author contributions: Mc Gettigan N wrote the letter, O’Toole A and Boland K revised the letter.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflict-of-interests.
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Corresponding author: Neasa Mc Gettigan, MBChB, MRCP, MSc, Research Fellow, Department of Gastroenterology, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin D09V2N0, Leinster, Ireland. neasa13@gmail.com
Received: September 13, 2021
Peer-review started: September 13, 2021
First decision: November 7, 2021
Revised: November 10, 2021
Accepted: January 19, 2022
Article in press: January 19, 2022
Published online: February 28, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: Exercise-induced changes of the microbiome in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is a promising field of research with the potential for personalized exercise regimes as a promising therapeutic adjunct for restoring gut dysbiosis and additionally for regulating immunometabolic pathways in the management of IBD patients. We have observed that exercise programmes of at least 12 wk duration are required to exert any meaningful effects on gut dysbiosis restoration and suggest that the positive effects of a more prolonged programme may extend to inflammatory mediation through regulation of immunometabolism.