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

Childhood undernutrition affects millions of children worldwide and has long-term severe effects, which include stunted growth and impaired cognitive development, among others. A recent study, led by Dr. Jeffrey Gordon from the Centre for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (USA), found that gut bacteria could be considered a useful tool for…

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

Childhood undernutrition affects millions of children worldwide and has long-term severe effects, which include stunted growth and impaired cognitive development, among others. A recent study, led by Dr. Jeffrey Gordon from the Centre for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (USA), found that gut bacteria could be considered a useful tool for…

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 postdoctoral researcher Dr. Eldin Jasarevic from the Department of Animal Biology in the University of Pennsylvania, argues that sex differences influence the development, maturation, and maintenance of the gut microbiome-brain axis throughout the lifespan.   The gut-brain axis (GBA) involves bidirectional communication between the central and enteric nervous systems, which facilitates the integration of peripheral…

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 postdoctoral researcher Dr. Eldin Jasarevic from the Department of Animal Biology in the University of Pennsylvania, argues that sex differences influence the development, maturation, and maintenance of the gut microbiome-brain axis throughout the lifespan.   The gut-brain axis (GBA) involves bidirectional communication between the central and enteric nervous systems, which facilitates the integration of peripheral…

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

In recent years, interest has grown in how diet influences brain function through the gut microbiome , yet the topic is still largely understudied. A recent review article, led by Dr Rajiv R. Ratan from the Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) in New York, explores the provocative idea a high-fibre diet can prevent neurodegeneration in the brain by increasing…

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

In recent years, interest has grown in how diet influences brain function through the gut microbiome , yet the topic is still largely understudied. A recent review article, led by Dr Rajiv R. Ratan from the Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) in New York, explores the provocative idea a high-fibre diet can prevent neurodegeneration in the brain by increasing…

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, led by Dr Nuria Salazar from the Institute of Dairy Products of Asturias (Spain), belonging to the Spanish National Research Council, summarizes the up-to-date scientific evidence regarding the role of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in host health and the impact of diet on their production.   SCFAs are the end products of fermentation of non-digestible carbohydrates (CHO)…

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, led by Dr Nuria Salazar from the Institute of Dairy Products of Asturias (Spain), belonging to the Spanish National Research Council, summarizes the up-to-date scientific evidence regarding the role of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in host health and the impact of diet on their production.   SCFAs are the end products of fermentation of non-digestible carbohydrates (CHO)…

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 by Andrew Moeller and colleagues has revealed that social interactions can raise microbial diversity in the gut microbiome across chimpanzee generations. The study monitored the effect of chimpanzee sociability on gut microbiome diversity over an eight-year period. Faecal samples were collected and sequenced from 40 Kasakela chimpanzees in Gombe, Tanzania, at different stages of life. In addition,…

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 by Andrew Moeller and colleagues has revealed that social interactions can raise microbial diversity in the gut microbiome across chimpanzee generations. The study monitored the effect of chimpanzee sociability on gut microbiome diversity over an eight-year period. Faecal samples were collected and sequenced from 40 Kasakela chimpanzees in Gombe, Tanzania, at different stages of life. In addition,…

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

According to a recent study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers, gut microbe deterioration from low-fibre diets may be inherited and irreversible over generations.   Microbiota-accessible carbohydrates (MACs) found in plant-derived fibre have a beneficial impact on gut microbiota. In the study, mice colonised with human gut microbes were fed a diet rich in dietary fibre (high-MAC) for 6…

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

According to a recent study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers, gut microbe deterioration from low-fibre diets may be inherited and irreversible over generations.   Microbiota-accessible carbohydrates (MACs) found in plant-derived fibre have a beneficial impact on gut microbiota. In the study, mice colonised with human gut microbes were fed a diet rich in dietary fibre (high-MAC) for 6…

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 Professor Heinrich Jasper from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato (USA), has found that inhibiting age-related inflammation maintains a healthy gut microbiota and extends lifespan in flies.   Aging in flies and humans is associated with chronic inflammation, several tissue dysfunctions such as metaplasias, and ‘dysbiosis’ of the commensal microbiota. Research at…

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 Professor Heinrich Jasper from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato (USA), has found that inhibiting age-related inflammation maintains a healthy gut microbiota and extends lifespan in flies.   Aging in flies and humans is associated with chronic inflammation, several tissue dysfunctions such as metaplasias, and ‘dysbiosis’ of the commensal microbiota. Research at…

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 Heping Zhang from the Key Laboratory of Dairy Biotechnology and Bioengineering in China, has reported that early detection of gout may be possible through a diagnosis model that uses gout-associated bacteria.   Gout is an auto-inflammatory disease that has been rising worldwide. It is characterized by increased accumulation and reduced excretion of uric acid,…

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 Heping Zhang from the Key Laboratory of Dairy Biotechnology and Bioengineering in China, has reported that early detection of gout may be possible through a diagnosis model that uses gout-associated bacteria.   Gout is an auto-inflammatory disease that has been rising worldwide. It is characterized by increased accumulation and reduced excretion of uric acid,…

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 occurrence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) -ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD)- is increasing worldwide, yet the reasons remain unknown. It is characterized by the perpetuation of intestinal inflammation, and intestinal dysbiosis and decreased complexity of the gut microbiota ecosystem may contribute to this. Recent research has focused on the potential role of the bacterial intestinal microbiota in…

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 occurrence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) -ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD)- is increasing worldwide, yet the reasons remain unknown. It is characterized by the perpetuation of intestinal inflammation, and intestinal dysbiosis and decreased complexity of the gut microbiota ecosystem may contribute to this. Recent research has focused on the potential role of the bacterial intestinal microbiota in…

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. Fredrik Bäckhed from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, found that seasonal microbiota variation may modulate energy metabolism of the hibernating brown bear.   Free-ranging brown bears (Ursus arctos) undergo cycles of active phase during the summer followed by prolonged hibernation periods during the winter. During the active phase brown bears overeat and double…

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. Fredrik Bäckhed from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, found that seasonal microbiota variation may modulate energy metabolism of the hibernating brown bear.   Free-ranging brown bears (Ursus arctos) undergo cycles of active phase during the summer followed by prolonged hibernation periods during the winter. During the active phase brown bears overeat and double…

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