Do You Have Celiac Disease and Have Questions Or Need Help?
Join Celiac.com's forum / message board and get your questions answered! Our forum has nearly 1 MILLION POSTS, and over 62,000 MEMBERS just waiting to help you with any questions about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. We'll see you there!
Follow / Share
|Get Email Alerts|
- Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients)
- Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients)
- Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages
- Celiac Disease Symptoms
- The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free
- Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results
- Is Buckwheat Flour Really Gluten-Free?
Study Supports Gluten-free Diet for 'Potential' Celiac Disease Patients
Jefferson Adams is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. His poems, essays and photographs have appeared in Antioch Review, Blue Mesa Review, CALIBAN, Hayden's Ferry Review, Huffington Post, the Mississippi Review, and Slate among others.
He is a member of both the National Writers Union, the International Federation of Journalists, and covers San Francisco Health News for Examiner.com.View all articles by Jefferson Adams
New study indicates more people should be gluten-free.
Celiac.com 12/26/2010 - Should everyone with symptoms of celiac disease go on a gluten-free diet? Current practice allows many patients with symptoms of celiac disease, but no gut damage, and thus no official diagnosis, to forgo a gluten-free diet.
In a new study, researchers found that people with celiac disease symptoms have the same distinctive metabolic fingerprint as patients with full-blown disease, and who must follow a gluten-free diet to avoid permanent damage to the gut.
The new study, by Ivano Bertini and colleagues, is stirring up the discussion about just which patients with symptoms of celiac disease should follow a gluten-free diet.
Their research shows that people currently diagnosed as "potential" celiac disease patients and not advised to follow a gluten-free diet may not be "potential" patients at all.
Celiac disease is widely regarded as undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. For their study, the researchers used magnetic resonance metabolic profiling to analyze the biochemical markers in the blood and urine of 61 patients with celiac disease, 29 with potential celiac disease, and 51 healthy people.
The researchers found that people with unproven celiac disease largely shared the same profile as those with confirmed celiac disease and that the biochemical markers in both groups differed sharply from those of healthy individuals.
The researchers conclude that their findings "demonstrate that metabolic alterations may precede the development of small intestinal villous atrophy and provide a further rationale for early institution of gluten-free diet in patients with potential celiac disease, as recently suggested by prospective clinical studies."
The authors do note receiving funding from Boehringer Ingelheim Italy.
Celiac.com welcomes your comments below (registration is NOT required).
Does a Gluten-free Diet Help Asymptomatic Patients with Serologic Markers of Celiac Disease?
A team of researchers recently set out to assess the benefits of a gluten-free diet for people whose blood screens show markers for celiac disease, but who show no physical symptoms.... [READ MORE]
Gluten-free Diet Benefits Newly Screened Older Celiac Disease Patients
Doctors and researchers are still debating the usefulness of active blood screening for spotting celiac disease in older populations.... [READ MORE]
Older Celiac Disease Patients on a Gluten-Free Diet Slower to Recover by Roy Jamron
A two-year study in the July
2006 Endoscopy showed older celiac patients on a gluten-free diet have
an incomplete histological recovery even after two years.... [READ MORE]
Gluten-free Diet and Quality of Life in Patients with Screen-detected Celiac Disease
The following Medline abstract describes
a unique study that was done on the quality of life of two groups of people
with celiac disease: One that was diagnosed as the result of having symptoms,
and the other which had little or no symptoms and whose diagnosis was
reached via screen-detection.... [READ MORE]