Andreu Prados

Written by 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

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a debilitating illness of unknown underlying mechanisms and without an accepted therapy. According to Fukuda diagnostic criteria, primary symptoms reported by patients are fatigue, muscle and/or joint paint, sore throat, headaches, unrefreshing sleep, and post-exertional malaise. Individuals diagnosed with ME/CFS often report gastrointestinal symptoms such as constipation, diarrhoea, and intestinal discomfort that are part…

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

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a debilitating illness of unknown underlying mechanisms and without an accepted therapy. According to Fukuda diagnostic criteria, primary symptoms reported by patients are fatigue, muscle and/or joint paint, sore throat, headaches, unrefreshing sleep, and post-exertional malaise. Individuals diagnosed with ME/CFS often report gastrointestinal symptoms such as constipation, diarrhoea, and intestinal discomfort that are part…

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 previously hypothesized that gut microbes could control a host’s eating behaviour through several potential mechanisms, including microbial manipulation of reward pathways, production of toxins that alter mood, changes to receptors (including taste receptors), and interference with neurotransmission via the vagus nerve—the main neural axis between the gut and the brain. In this context, it has also been…

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 previously hypothesized that gut microbes could control a host’s eating behaviour through several potential mechanisms, including microbial manipulation of reward pathways, production of toxins that alter mood, changes to receptors (including taste receptors), and interference with neurotransmission via the vagus nerve—the main neural axis between the gut and the brain. In this context, it has also been…

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 previously reported that clinical interventions on the gut microbiota constitute a new approach for preventing side effects of bone marrow transplant. Little is known regarding the role of environmental factors such as microbiota in transplant rejection. A recent study, led by Dr. Maria-Luisa Alegre from the Department of Medicine at University of Chicago (Illinois, USA), has found…

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 previously reported that clinical interventions on the gut microbiota constitute a new approach for preventing side effects of bone marrow transplant. Little is known regarding the role of environmental factors such as microbiota in transplant rejection. A recent study, led by Dr. Maria-Luisa Alegre from the Department of Medicine at University of Chicago (Illinois, USA), has found…

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

Gregor Reid is Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Surgery at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario (Canada), as well as the Director of the Canadian Research and Development Centre for Probiotics, and Assistant Director of the Lawson Health Research Institute.   What’s your background in the field of microbiota and probiotics?   I…

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

Gregor Reid is Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Surgery at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario (Canada), as well as the Director of the Canadian Research and Development Centre for Probiotics, and Assistant Director of the Lawson Health Research Institute.   What’s your background in the field of microbiota and probiotics?   I…

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 previously reported that the gut microbiota could be involved in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases such as diabetes. A recent study, led by Dr. Wolfgang zu Castell from the Scientific Computing Research Unit at Helmholtz Zentrum München in Munich (Germany) has found that butyrate may have a protective effect in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes.  …

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 previously reported that the gut microbiota could be involved in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases such as diabetes. A recent study, led by Dr. Wolfgang zu Castell from the Scientific Computing Research Unit at Helmholtz Zentrum München in Munich (Germany) has found that butyrate may have a protective effect in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes.  …

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

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