Andreu Prados

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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

As gut microbiota can impact human metabolism and immune function, it has been proposed as a possible determinant of healthy ageing. A recent study, led by Dr. Marco Candela from the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology at University of Bologna, has constructed the longest available picture of the microbiota trajectory across different age groups.   In order to study the…

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

As gut microbiota can impact human metabolism and immune function, it has been proposed as a possible determinant of healthy ageing. A recent study, led by Dr. Marco Candela from the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology at University of Bologna, has constructed the longest available picture of the microbiota trajectory across different age groups.   In order to study the…

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 Dr. Menghui Zhang from the State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), has shown that gut resistome of obese children is reduced after a dietary intervention.   The resistome refers to the collection of all the antibiotic resistant genes (ARGs) in a specific environment. The human gut microbiota includes a…

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 Dr. Menghui Zhang from the State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), has shown that gut resistome of obese children is reduced after a dietary intervention.   The resistome refers to the collection of all the antibiotic resistant genes (ARGs) in a specific environment. The human gut microbiota includes a…

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 letter published in Nature, by Dr. Trevor Lawley and colleagues from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton (United Kingdom), has revealed that bacteria from the human intestine that were formerly considered to be unculturable can be grown and characterized phenotypically.   Scientists grew and catalogued more than 130 bacteria from the human intestine that were formerly considered…

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 letter published in Nature, by Dr. Trevor Lawley and colleagues from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton (United Kingdom), has revealed that bacteria from the human intestine that were formerly considered to be unculturable can be grown and characterized phenotypically.   Scientists grew and catalogued more than 130 bacteria from the human intestine that were formerly considered…

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 new report, led by Dr. Ken Cadwell from the New York University School of Medicine in New York (USA), has found that a symbiotic relationship between intestinal helminths and host may play a role in inhibiting intestinal inflammatory responses.   Changes in the gut microbiota and decreased exposure to intestinal helminths have been suggested as factors in the increased…

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 new report, led by Dr. Ken Cadwell from the New York University School of Medicine in New York (USA), has found that a symbiotic relationship between intestinal helminths and host may play a role in inhibiting intestinal inflammatory responses.   Changes in the gut microbiota and decreased exposure to intestinal helminths have been suggested as factors in the increased…

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 from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), led by Dr. Patrick Veiga from the Danone Nutricia Research scientific team, has brought new insights regarding the role of exogenous bacteria administered by a fermented milk product on the ecological robustness of the gut microbiota in rats.   One function of the resident gut microbiota is preventing…

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 from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), led by Dr. Patrick Veiga from the Danone Nutricia Research scientific team, has brought new insights regarding the role of exogenous bacteria administered by a fermented milk product on the ecological robustness of the gut microbiota in rats.   One function of the resident gut microbiota is preventing…

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 Dr. Roberto Pacifici from Emory University in Atlanta (USA), suggests that probiotics may have potential as a therapeutic strategy for preventing steroid deficiency-associated bone loss in mice.   The researchers studied the relationship between gut bacteria and the bone loss induced by estrogen deficiency in three groups of female mice: germ-free, conventional and colonized mice…

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 Dr. Roberto Pacifici from Emory University in Atlanta (USA), suggests that probiotics may have potential as a therapeutic strategy for preventing steroid deficiency-associated bone loss in mice.   The researchers studied the relationship between gut bacteria and the bone loss induced by estrogen deficiency in three groups of female mice: germ-free, conventional and colonized mice…

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

Inappropriate use of antibiotics promotes the emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogens, such as Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Enterobacteriaceae, which justifies the search for alternative clinical approaches. Indeed, increasing antibiotic resistance (AR) is partly an economic problem and is considered one of the most important threats to human health according to the World Health Organization. Noticeably,…

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

Inappropriate use of antibiotics promotes the emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogens, such as Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Enterobacteriaceae, which justifies the search for alternative clinical approaches. Indeed, increasing antibiotic resistance (AR) is partly an economic problem and is considered one of the most important threats to human health according to the World Health Organization. Noticeably,…

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 commentary in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, written by Dr. Susan E. Erdman from the Division of Comparative Medicine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge (USA), has covered the role of microbial strategies in cancer prevention and remission. Dr. Erdman refers to a study by Vetizou et al. that revealed that the gut microbiota modulates host…

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 commentary in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, written by Dr. Susan E. Erdman from the Division of Comparative Medicine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge (USA), has covered the role of microbial strategies in cancer prevention and remission. Dr. Erdman refers to a study by Vetizou et al. that revealed that the gut microbiota modulates host…

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

Antibiotics, while highly effective at treating and preventing infections, may also increase the risk of susceptibility to infections, allergy, and metabolic syndrome and might even decrease efficacy outcomes of pharmacologic therapies by altering the composition and functions of the commensal microbiota.   In a perspective paper published in Science, Dr. Martin Blaser, from the New York University Langone Medical Centre…

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

Antibiotics, while highly effective at treating and preventing infections, may also increase the risk of susceptibility to infections, allergy, and metabolic syndrome and might even decrease efficacy outcomes of pharmacologic therapies by altering the composition and functions of the commensal microbiota.   In a perspective paper published in Science, Dr. Martin Blaser, from the New York University Langone Medical Centre…

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

It has been described that adaptations to exercise might be influenced by the gut microbiota, although the specific role of the microbiota in improving energy metabolism and hydration status and modulating redox and immune responses during exercise is poorly studied in humans. According to recent data, exercise may induce modifications in the gut microbiota composition; little is known about whether…

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

It has been described that adaptations to exercise might be influenced by the gut microbiota, although the specific role of the microbiota in improving energy metabolism and hydration status and modulating redox and immune responses during exercise is poorly studied in humans. According to recent data, exercise may induce modifications in the gut microbiota composition; little is known about whether…

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