Andreu Prados

About Andreu Prados

Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

A recent study, led by Rob Knight from the Department of Paediatrics at the University of California San Diego in California (USA), has found that migraine sufferers have higher levels of oral bacteria involved in processing nitrates, which could make them more sensitive to certain foods that may act as migraine triggers.

A recent study, led by Dr. Catherine Stanton from the Teagasc Moorepark Food Research Centre and APC Microbiome Institute from the University College Cork in Cork (Ireland), has found that neurobehavioural changes induced by altering n-3 PUFA status are closely linked to alterations in gut microbiota composition and inflammation in mice.

Now a recent study, led by Dr. Nicola Santoro from the Department of Paediatrics at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut (USA), has found that the gut microbiota of obese youth may drive a higher accumulation of energy than that of lean adolescents through an elevated production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and a higher capability to oxidize carbohydrates.

At the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2016 that was held in Miami (USA) March 5-6, 2016, leading experts presented up-to-date evidence on clinical applications of gut microbiota and its mechanisms and role in human health and disease.