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

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

Recent studies have pointed to the connection between gut microbiota and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in mouse models. With the aim to investigate the importance of metabolic crosstalk between the gut microbiota and the host in the development of CVD, a recent study, led by Dr. Man-tian Mi from the Research Centre for Nutrition and Food Safety, Institute of Military Preventive…

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

Recent studies have pointed to the connection between gut microbiota and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in mouse models. With the aim to investigate the importance of metabolic crosstalk between the gut microbiota and the host in the development of CVD, a recent study, led by Dr. Man-tian Mi from the Research Centre for Nutrition and Food Safety, Institute of Military Preventive…

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 assistant professor Suzanne Devkota at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles (USA), have shed light on the importance of controlling for external factors in microbiome studies, focusing on medications that could have confounding effects.   Recent research has highlighted the role of the gut microbiome in pharmacology and precision medicine. Although the relationship between 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 review, published by assistant professor Suzanne Devkota at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles (USA), have shed light on the importance of controlling for external factors in microbiome studies, focusing on medications that could have confounding effects.   Recent research has highlighted the role of the gut microbiome in pharmacology and precision medicine. Although the relationship between 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

Mechanisms involved in gut microbiota-brain communication are largely unknown and a better understanding of these complex relationships might provide new targeted therapies. A recent study, led by Prof. Peter Holzer from the Research Unit of Translational Neurogastroenterology at Medical University of Graz in Austria, has found that intragastric treatment of mice with an antibiotic mixture impaired novel object recognition. This…

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

Mechanisms involved in gut microbiota-brain communication are largely unknown and a better understanding of these complex relationships might provide new targeted therapies. A recent study, led by Prof. Peter Holzer from the Research Unit of Translational Neurogastroenterology at Medical University of Graz in Austria, has found that intragastric treatment of mice with an antibiotic mixture impaired novel object recognition. This…

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

Faecal microbiota transplantation has been demonstrated to be a safe and highly effective therapeutic option for refractory C. difficile infection (CDI), and many studies have shown that it may possibly have applications in other illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and in particular for ulcerative colitis (UC). According to a recent systematic review with meta-analysis including observational studies, during…

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

Faecal microbiota transplantation has been demonstrated to be a safe and highly effective therapeutic option for refractory C. difficile infection (CDI), and many studies have shown that it may possibly have applications in other illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and in particular for ulcerative colitis (UC). According to a recent systematic review with meta-analysis including observational studies, during…

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