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Research project Gut microbiota, physical activity and metabolic health

Research project
Active research
Project owner
Center for Health and Performance, Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science, Faculty of Education, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg

Short description

This project is a collaboration between research in gut microbiota och fysisk aktivitet. Professor Fredrik Bäckhed is principal investigator. The aim is to investigate how patterns of gut microbiota is related to patterns of physical activity and metabolic health. Advanced statistics for pattern analysis is applied, both in relation to gut microbiota and to physical activity.


  • Professor Fredrik Bäckhed
  • Professor Mats Börjesson
  • Associate Professor Daniel Arvidsson
  • PhD student Harald Brolin
  • PhD student Jonatan Fridolfsson