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

It is well-known that breastfeeding is the gold standard of infant nutrition, as breast milk contains protective nutrients for the growth and development of infants and may have a protective effect against long-term diseases including obesity, asthma, celiac disease, and allergies. A recent review, published by Dr. Thierry Hennet and Dr. Lubor Borsig from the Department of Physiology and 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 is well-known that breastfeeding is the gold standard of infant nutrition, as breast milk contains protective nutrients for the growth and development of infants and may have a protective effect against long-term diseases including obesity, asthma, celiac disease, and allergies. A recent review, published by Dr. Thierry Hennet and Dr. Lubor Borsig from the Department of Physiology and 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

  The impact of host and environmental factors on gut microbiota variation within an average, healthy population has not been deeply studied. Two recent studies, the first one led by Dr. Jeroen Raes from the VIB Centre for the Biology of Disease/Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)/KU Leuven-University of Leuven (Belgium), and the second one led by Dr. Jingyuan Fu from 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

  The impact of host and environmental factors on gut microbiota variation within an average, healthy population has not been deeply studied. Two recent studies, the first one led by Dr. Jeroen Raes from the VIB Centre for the Biology of Disease/Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)/KU Leuven-University of Leuven (Belgium), and the second one led by Dr. Jingyuan Fu from 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 Prof. Ruth Ley from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell University in Ithaca (USA), has found that some human genes related to diet sensing, metabolism, and immunity may have a role in regulating the abundance of certain gut microbial taxa.  Through a 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA)-based analysis of the gut microbiome…

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 Prof. Ruth Ley from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell University in Ithaca (USA), has found that some human genes related to diet sensing, metabolism, and immunity may have a role in regulating the abundance of certain gut microbial taxa.  Through a 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA)-based analysis of the gut microbiome…

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

Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is the most potent form of immune therapy against a number of malignant diseases, with its graft-versus-leukemia/tumor effect. In recent years, knowledge about gut microbiota interactions with host immunity has been studied in many disease states. The effects of alterations in gut microbiota on allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) and on graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)-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

Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is the most potent form of immune therapy against a number of malignant diseases, with its graft-versus-leukemia/tumor effect. In recent years, knowledge about gut microbiota interactions with host immunity has been studied in many disease states. The effects of alterations in gut microbiota on allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) and on graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)-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 new study, led by Dr. Seong-Tshool Hong from the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Institute for Medical Science, at Chonbuk National University Medical School in Jeonju (South Korea), showed that a free fatty acid-absorbing Lactobacillus strain reduced dietary fat absorption both in mice and humans, suggesting a potential treatment for obesity. Recent research suggests that manipulating gut microbiota represents…

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 study, led by Dr. Seong-Tshool Hong from the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Institute for Medical Science, at Chonbuk National University Medical School in Jeonju (South Korea), showed that a free fatty acid-absorbing Lactobacillus strain reduced dietary fat absorption both in mice and humans, suggesting a potential treatment for obesity. Recent research suggests that manipulating gut microbiota represents…

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 review, published by Julia Schwartzman and Edward Ruby from the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology at University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), argues that chemical and physical stresses should be considered a normal attribute of the host symbiotic milieu. Their arguments are as follows. Microorganisms appeared on the Earth as early as 3.4 billion years ago, and as humans…

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 review, published by Julia Schwartzman and Edward Ruby from the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology at University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), argues that chemical and physical stresses should be considered a normal attribute of the host symbiotic milieu. Their arguments are as follows. Microorganisms appeared on the Earth as early as 3.4 billion years ago, and as humans…

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 Prof. Andrew Macpherson from the University of Bern (Switzerland), has found in mice that maternal microbiota and immunity strengthen the immune system of the newborn.   Although it is a well-known fact that a newborn’s gut microbiota can affect its own immune system, little is known about the impact of the maternal microbiota on…

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 Prof. Andrew Macpherson from the University of Bern (Switzerland), has found in mice that maternal microbiota and immunity strengthen the immune system of the newborn.   Although it is a well-known fact that a newborn’s gut microbiota can affect its own immune system, little is known about the impact of the maternal microbiota on…

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

Although the contribution of human genetic polymorphisms to the prevention and treatment of human disease has been widely investigated, the role of genes encoded by the microbiota in therapeutic outcomes remains underexplored. A recent review, led by Prof. Peter Turnbaugh from the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at University of California San Francisco (USA), discusses several mechanisms that link 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

Although the contribution of human genetic polymorphisms to the prevention and treatment of human disease has been widely investigated, the role of genes encoded by the microbiota in therapeutic outcomes remains underexplored. A recent review, led by Prof. Peter Turnbaugh from the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at University of California San Francisco (USA), discusses several mechanisms that link 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

Modern lifestyle and Western diet have led to a substantial depletion of gut microbial diversity, which is linked to many non-communicable diseases (NCDs). In a recent commentary published in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism by researchers from the University of Alberta (Canada), it has been argued that we need to reconsider nutritional recommendations to focus on fibre in an attempt…

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

Modern lifestyle and Western diet have led to a substantial depletion of gut microbial diversity, which is linked to many non-communicable diseases (NCDs). In a recent commentary published in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism by researchers from the University of Alberta (Canada), it has been argued that we need to reconsider nutritional recommendations to focus on fibre in an attempt…

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

Although it is well documented that gut microbiota may shape brain function and development, little is known about its impact on the outcome of acute brain injury. A recent study, led by Dr. Josef Anrather, an associate professor of neuroscience at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York (USA), has found that the commensal gut microbiota could influence 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

Although it is well documented that gut microbiota may shape brain function and development, little is known about its impact on the outcome of acute brain injury. A recent study, led by Dr. Josef Anrather, an associate professor of neuroscience at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York (USA), has found that the commensal gut microbiota could influence 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