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

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

It has been previously reported that systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients show intestinal ‘dysbiosis’, characterized by a reduced Firmicutes/Bacteroidetes ratio. The overall bacterial load and diversity is similar between those with SLE and controls.   A new study, led by Dr. Ana Suárez from the Department of Functional Biology at Faculty of Medicine in the University of Oviedo (Asturias, Spain),…

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 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients show intestinal ‘dysbiosis’, characterized by a reduced Firmicutes/Bacteroidetes ratio. The overall bacterial load and diversity is similar between those with SLE and controls.   A new study, led by Dr. Ana Suárez from the Department of Functional Biology at Faculty of Medicine in the University of Oviedo (Asturias, Spain),…

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

At the 7th edition of the latest Spanish Society of Probiotics and Prebiotics (SEPyP)’s annual workshop, which was held on Seville (Spain) on January, 28-29th under the theme: “Probiotics, Prebiotics and Health: Scientific Evidence”, Paula Crespo took the time to speak with GMFH editors.   Paula Crespo Escobar, B.Sc., is a dietitian-nutritionist working with the Coeliac Disease and Digestive Immunopathology…

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

At the 7th edition of the latest Spanish Society of Probiotics and Prebiotics (SEPyP)’s annual workshop, which was held on Seville (Spain) on January, 28-29th under the theme: “Probiotics, Prebiotics and Health: Scientific Evidence”, Paula Crespo took the time to speak with GMFH editors.   Paula Crespo Escobar, B.Sc., is a dietitian-nutritionist working with the Coeliac Disease and Digestive Immunopathology…

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. Susanne Wolf from the Department of Cellular Neuroscience at Max-Delbrueck-Centre for Molecular Medicine in Berlin (Germany), has found that prolonged antibiotic treatment, which kills gut bacteria, can also stop growth of new brain cells in mice. Although it has been previously reported that antibiotic-induced gut dysbiosis may lead to impaired cognition in mice, little…

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. Susanne Wolf from the Department of Cellular Neuroscience at Max-Delbrueck-Centre for Molecular Medicine in Berlin (Germany), has found that prolonged antibiotic treatment, which kills gut bacteria, can also stop growth of new brain cells in mice. Although it has been previously reported that antibiotic-induced gut dysbiosis may lead to impaired cognition in mice, little…

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