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Las enfermedades como la obesidad, diabetes, enfermedades cardiovasculares o cáncer, todas ellas responsables de gran parte de las muertes en el mundo, están vinculadas a cambios observables en la microbiota intestinal humana. Por otra parte, numerosas enfermedades crónicas —enfermedades inflamatorias crónicas del intestino, asma y alergias, artritis rumatoide o encefalomielitis miálgica (síndrome de fatiga crónica, EM/SFC)— también han sido asociadas…

Patrice D. Cani
Professor Patrice D. Cani is researcher from the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS), group leader in the Metabolism and Nutrition research group at the Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI) from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Brussels, Belgium, and WELBIO (Walloon Excellence in Lifesciences and BIOtechnology) investigator. He is currently member of several international associations, he is member of the Alumni College from the Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences, and he has been elected in the board of directors of the LDRI (UCL). Patrice D. Cani has a M.Sc. in Nutrition and another M.Sc. in health Sciences, he is registered dietitian and PhD in Biomedical Sciences. His main research interests are the investigation of the role of the gut microbiota in the development of metabolic disorders, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and low grade inflammation. More specifically, he is investigating the interactions between the gut microbiota, the host and specific biological systems such as the endocannabinoid system and the innate immune system in the context of obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic inflammation. Prof Cani is author and co-author of more than 110 scientific research papers published in peer-reviewed international journals, conferences and book chapters.

Las enfermedades como la obesidad, diabetes, enfermedades cardiovasculares o cáncer, todas ellas responsables de gran parte de las muertes en el mundo, están vinculadas a cambios observables en la microbiota intestinal humana. Por otra parte, numerosas enfermedades crónicas —enfermedades inflamatorias crónicas del intestino, asma y alergias, artritis rumatoide o encefalomielitis miálgica (síndrome de fatiga crónica, EM/SFC)— también han sido asociadas…

Patrice D. Cani
Professor Patrice D. Cani is researcher from the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS), group leader in the Metabolism and Nutrition research group at the Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI) from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Brussels, Belgium, and WELBIO (Walloon Excellence in Lifesciences and BIOtechnology) investigator. He is currently member of several international associations, he is member of the Alumni College from the Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences, and he has been elected in the board of directors of the LDRI (UCL). Patrice D. Cani has a M.Sc. in Nutrition and another M.Sc. in health Sciences, he is registered dietitian and PhD in Biomedical Sciences. His main research interests are the investigation of the role of the gut microbiota in the development of metabolic disorders, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and low grade inflammation. More specifically, he is investigating the interactions between the gut microbiota, the host and specific biological systems such as the endocannabinoid system and the innate immune system in the context of obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic inflammation. Prof Cani is author and co-author of more than 110 scientific research papers published in peer-reviewed international journals, conferences and book chapters.

El equipo de edición de GMFH les recomienda una serie de libros sobre la materia. ¿Le interesaría ampliar sus conocimientos sobre microbiota intestinal? Miles de lectores del mundo entero comparten su interés y se deleitan ya con la abundante documentación que trata este fascinante tema. Sin embargo, cabe recordar que no todos los libros disponibles sobre microbiota intestinal contienen información…

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El equipo de edición de GMFH les recomienda una serie de libros sobre la materia. ¿Le interesaría ampliar sus conocimientos sobre microbiota intestinal? Miles de lectores del mundo entero comparten su interés y se deleitan ya con la abundante documentación que trata este fascinante tema. Sin embargo, cabe recordar que no todos los libros disponibles sobre microbiota intestinal contienen información…

GMFH Editing Team

Comida rápida, microbios intestinales, bebidas azucaradas, trabajo de oficina: a lo largo de los años, a la obesidad se le han atribuido causas de lo más diversas. Un libro de la editorial Time-Life de 1967 sobre alimentación y nutrición apuntaba incluso, entre otros factores, a los automóviles. En opinión de los autores, «con la llegada del automóvil ya prácticamente nadie…

Kristina Campbell
La escritora científica Kristina Campbell (M.Sc), residente en la Columbia Británica, en Canadá, es especializada en comunicación sobre microbiota intestinal, salud digestiva y nutrición. Autora del existoso libro Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, ha publicado sus artículos como freelance en revistas del mundo entero. Kristina se unió al equipo de edición de Gut Microbiota for Health en 2014. Pueden seguir a Kristina en: GoogleTwitter

Comida rápida, microbios intestinales, bebidas azucaradas, trabajo de oficina: a lo largo de los años, a la obesidad se le han atribuido causas de lo más diversas. Un libro de la editorial Time-Life de 1967 sobre alimentación y nutrición apuntaba incluso, entre otros factores, a los automóviles. En opinión de los autores, «con la llegada del automóvil ya prácticamente nadie…

Kristina Campbell
La escritora científica Kristina Campbell (M.Sc), residente en la Columbia Británica, en Canadá, es especializada en comunicación sobre microbiota intestinal, salud digestiva y nutrición. Autora del existoso libro Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, ha publicado sus artículos como freelance en revistas del mundo entero. Kristina se unió al equipo de edición de Gut Microbiota for Health en 2014. Pueden seguir a Kristina en: GoogleTwitter

«Forever young, I want to be forever young» (por siempre joven, quiero ser por siempre joven) rezaba la famosa canción del grupo Alphaville allá por los años ochenta. Y es que, aunque parezca una paradoja, todos queremos vivir más, celebrar tantos cumpleaños como sea posible, pero a la vez, nadie quiere envejecer. Y no es de extrañar: envejecer va a…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Sáez es periodista freelance especializada en ciencia. Trabaja para diversos medios de comunicación, como el diario La Vanguardia, donde coordina la sección de ciencia Big Vang; y colabora con centros de investigación y sociedades científicas. Su trabajo periodístico ha sido reconocido, entre otros, con el Premio de Periodismo en Medicina Boerhinger Ingelheim 2015. El Twitter de Cristina @saez_cristina

«Forever young, I want to be forever young» (por siempre joven, quiero ser por siempre joven) rezaba la famosa canción del grupo Alphaville allá por los años ochenta. Y es que, aunque parezca una paradoja, todos queremos vivir más, celebrar tantos cumpleaños como sea posible, pero a la vez, nadie quiere envejecer. Y no es de extrañar: envejecer va a…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Sáez es periodista freelance especializada en ciencia. Trabaja para diversos medios de comunicación, como el diario La Vanguardia, donde coordina la sección de ciencia Big Vang; y colabora con centros de investigación y sociedades científicas. Su trabajo periodístico ha sido reconocido, entre otros, con el Premio de Periodismo en Medicina Boerhinger Ingelheim 2015. El Twitter de Cristina @saez_cristina

La fibra es beneficiosa para la salud, eso ya lo sabemos. Pero lo que los científicos se han esforzado por descubrir durante decenios, es la respuesta a esta sencilla pregunta: ¿mediante qué mecanismos ejerce la fibra alimentaria este efecto saludable en el organismo? La respuesta ha resultado más complicada de lo esperado. Actualmente, los científicos creen que la microbiota intestinal…

Kristina Campbell
La escritora científica Kristina Campbell (M.Sc), residente en la Columbia Británica, en Canadá, es especializada en comunicación sobre microbiota intestinal, salud digestiva y nutrición. Autora del existoso libro Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, ha publicado sus artículos como freelance en revistas del mundo entero. Kristina se unió al equipo de edición de Gut Microbiota for Health en 2014. Pueden seguir a Kristina en: GoogleTwitter

La fibra es beneficiosa para la salud, eso ya lo sabemos. Pero lo que los científicos se han esforzado por descubrir durante decenios, es la respuesta a esta sencilla pregunta: ¿mediante qué mecanismos ejerce la fibra alimentaria este efecto saludable en el organismo? La respuesta ha resultado más complicada de lo esperado. Actualmente, los científicos creen que la microbiota intestinal…

Kristina Campbell
La escritora científica Kristina Campbell (M.Sc), residente en la Columbia Británica, en Canadá, es especializada en comunicación sobre microbiota intestinal, salud digestiva y nutrición. Autora del existoso libro Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, ha publicado sus artículos como freelance en revistas del mundo entero. Kristina se unió al equipo de edición de Gut Microbiota for Health en 2014. Pueden seguir a Kristina en: GoogleTwitter

Research & Practice

It is well-known that medications could affect the microbiome and therefore host-microbiota interactions are considered a confounding factor that can contribute to therapeutic and side effects of drug treatments. Previous research has shown that gut microbiota may partially mediate both therapeutic and adverse effects of metformin, which is the most prescribed drug for the treatment of individuals with type 2…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados es Farmacéutico y Dietista-Nutricionista. Redactor científico especializado en microbiota intestinal y probióticos, trabaja también como conferenciante y consultor en nutrición y salud. El Twitter de Andreu @andreuprados

It is well-known that medications could affect the microbiome and therefore host-microbiota interactions are considered a confounding factor that can contribute to therapeutic and side effects of drug treatments. Previous research has shown that gut microbiota may partially mediate both therapeutic and adverse effects of metformin, which is the most prescribed drug for the treatment of individuals with type 2…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados es Farmacéutico y Dietista-Nutricionista. Redactor científico especializado en microbiota intestinal y probióticos, trabaja también como conferenciante y consultor en nutrición y salud. El Twitter de Andreu @andreuprados

For those seeking the latest science on gut health and its applications to clinical practice, Paris was the place to be on March 11th and 12th, 2017. At the 6th GMFH World Summit, over 400 professionals from all over the world met to review the past decade of advances in gut microbiota science and where the field is headed in…

GMFH Editing Team

For those seeking the latest science on gut health and its applications to clinical practice, Paris was the place to be on March 11th and 12th, 2017. At the 6th GMFH World Summit, over 400 professionals from all over the world met to review the past decade of advances in gut microbiota science and where the field is headed in…

GMFH Editing Team

Conditions that represent some of the leading causes of mortality worldwide—including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancers—are linked with observable changes in the human gut microbiota. And many other chronic conditions, like inflammatory bowel disease, asthma and allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, and even myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), have also been linked with gut microbiota dysbiosis. Scientists and the public have…

Patrice D. Cani
Professor Patrice D. Cani is researcher from the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS), group leader in the Metabolism and Nutrition research group at the Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI) from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Brussels, Belgium, and WELBIO (Walloon Excellence in Lifesciences and BIOtechnology) investigator. He is currently member of several international associations, he is member of the Alumni College from the Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences, and he has been elected in the board of directors of the LDRI (UCL). Patrice D. Cani has a M.Sc. in Nutrition and another M.Sc. in health Sciences, he is registered dietitian and PhD in Biomedical Sciences. His main research interests are the investigation of the role of the gut microbiota in the development of metabolic disorders, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and low grade inflammation. More specifically, he is investigating the interactions between the gut microbiota, the host and specific biological systems such as the endocannabinoid system and the innate immune system in the context of obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic inflammation. Prof Cani is author and co-author of more than 110 scientific research papers published in peer-reviewed international journals, conferences and book chapters.

Conditions that represent some of the leading causes of mortality worldwide—including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancers—are linked with observable changes in the human gut microbiota. And many other chronic conditions, like inflammatory bowel disease, asthma and allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, and even myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), have also been linked with gut microbiota dysbiosis. Scientists and the public have…

Patrice D. Cani
Professor Patrice D. Cani is researcher from the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS), group leader in the Metabolism and Nutrition research group at the Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI) from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Brussels, Belgium, and WELBIO (Walloon Excellence in Lifesciences and BIOtechnology) investigator. He is currently member of several international associations, he is member of the Alumni College from the Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences, and he has been elected in the board of directors of the LDRI (UCL). Patrice D. Cani has a M.Sc. in Nutrition and another M.Sc. in health Sciences, he is registered dietitian and PhD in Biomedical Sciences. His main research interests are the investigation of the role of the gut microbiota in the development of metabolic disorders, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and low grade inflammation. More specifically, he is investigating the interactions between the gut microbiota, the host and specific biological systems such as the endocannabinoid system and the innate immune system in the context of obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic inflammation. Prof Cani is author and co-author of more than 110 scientific research papers published in peer-reviewed international journals, conferences and book chapters.

After the Human Genome Project success, at the beginning of 21st century, the scientific community agreed the human microbiome was a major challenge in medical research. As many of the bacteria integrating it could not be cultivated in a petri dish in a lab, little was known about this huge community of microorganisms inhabiting our body. It began to be…

GMFH Editing Team

After the Human Genome Project success, at the beginning of 21st century, the scientific community agreed the human microbiome was a major challenge in medical research. As many of the bacteria integrating it could not be cultivated in a petri dish in a lab, little was known about this huge community of microorganisms inhabiting our body. It began to be…

GMFH Editing Team

Recent research has shed light on the importance of gut microbiota both during pregnancy and early life. Despite recent research that shows the placenta is not sterile, as previously thought, gut microbiota colonization in the first days and weeks after birth appears to have enormous significance for post-natal life, says Professor Olivier Goulet, from Hospital Necker-Enfants Malades (Paris, France). According…

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Recent research has shed light on the importance of gut microbiota both during pregnancy and early life. Despite recent research that shows the placenta is not sterile, as previously thought, gut microbiota colonization in the first days and weeks after birth appears to have enormous significance for post-natal life, says Professor Olivier Goulet, from Hospital Necker-Enfants Malades (Paris, France). According…

GMFH Editing Team