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

Resistant starch is a highly fermentable fiber, although it’s considered to be an insoluble fiber. What is more interesting is the fact that the food source of resistant starch matters, as scientists show not all foods that are high in resistant starch drive identical changes in gut microbiota’s functional diversity.

Little is known about the quantitative contribution of the host and the gut microbiome to drug metabolism. Using an experimental and computational methodology, scientists have provided some clues about how the gut microbiome influences our ability to metabolize antiviral drugs and benzodiazepines.