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Definition of Celiac Disease
What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease, also known as gluten intolerance, is a genetic disorder that affects at least 1 in 133 Americans. Symptoms of celiac disease can range from the classic features, such as diarrhea, weight loss, and malnutrition, to latent symptoms such as isolated nutrient deficiencies but no gastrointestinal symptoms. The disease mostly affects people of European (especially Northern European) descent, but recent studies show that it also affects Hispanic, Black and Asian populations as well. Those affected suffer damage to the villi (shortening and villous flattening) in the lamina propria and crypt regions of their intestines when they eat specific food-grain antigens (toxic amino acid sequences) that are found in wheat, rye, and barley. Oats have traditionally been considered to be toxic to celiacs, but recent scientific studies have shown otherwise. This research is ongoing, however, and it may be too early to draw solid conclusions.» Read More
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Recent Articles About Celiac Disease
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- By Jefferson Adams
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Previous studies have indicated an increase in celiac disease rates in the United States, but these studies have been done on narrow populations, and did not produce results that are nationally representative.
This recipe delivers a tasty hummus that is sure to be a big hit at your next food gathering.
A new study says doctors, not patients, are responsible for most delays in diagnosing celiac disease in women.
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- By Jefferson Adams
- Published 09/21/2016
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Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks is giving up the Gluten. Well, mostly. When it comes to filming, at least, Banks has taken to avoiding rice, pasta, and bread.
A surprising research report from Australia that explores non celiac gluten sensitivity has given rise to a number of journalistic offerings that range between offensive and downright silly, while the reporters who wrote them appear to have somewhat compromised reading skills. That is not to say that the research report is without problems. However, at least that report requires a close reading to identify its most troubling elements.
- By Jefferson Adams
- Published 09/20/2016
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My daughter, Mica, recently tried Éclair Naturals Gluten-Free Smoothing Conditioner in Creamy Coconut, which is a gluten-free hair conditioner that many celiacs will appreciate.
Some doctors and clinicians have reported cases of severe sprue-like enteropathy associated with olmesartan, but, until now, no clear demonstration of an increased risk has been documented by epidemiological studies.
Aioli may just be fancy mayonnaise, but it can save the day when you need to whip up a quick and delicious vegetable platter.
- By Jean Duane
- Published 09/13/2016
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Six times from 2003 – 2005, I had a mysterious full-bodied, itchy, blistery rash that landed me in the emergency room the first time, where seven doctors shook their heads. The ER physicians agreed that it was a "systemic chemical reaction" and tried to identify what I could have been exposed to. A dairy allergy was ruled out immediately since I have been completely dairy-free for twenty years.
A new study looks at intestinal cell damage and systemic immune activation in individuals reporting wheat sensitivity, but no celiac disease.
Does the season or region of birth influence celiac disease risk? New science says yes.
I'm going to discuss a topic that I'm sure will be fraught with controversy. However, as someone who has watched the difficulty that so many new patients have in navigating their diets on gluten-free and celiac forums for the past twelve years, I believe it's time to consider a new model for approaching the gluten-free diet.