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Jefferson Adams

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

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Could proprietary antigen-specific nano-particles offer a potential cure for celiac disease? Early results are very positive, say a team of researchers.

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In what is basically a response to falling cereal sales and rising gluten-free demand, General Mills has announced plans to add Lucky Charms to its stable of gluten-free cereals.

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Here are ten remedies that can help treat accidental gluten ingestion.

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This recipe makes for a yummy departure from standard grilled asparagus. The secret is in the soy wasabi dipping sauce. This asparagus recipe is sure to make a splash at your next barbecue or backyard party.

A child receives a Hepatitis B vaccination. Photo: CC-- Victor Santa Maria

Children with celiac disease show an impaired immune response to the hepatitis B vaccine, and neither a gluten-free diet, nor additional vaccine boosters seem to change that, according to research presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases.

Prosciutto and melon awaiting skewers. Photo: CC--Pen Waggener

Looking for a simple, tasty summer snack that even kids will love? Try these prosciutto melon skewers.

Slide showing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Photo: Wikimedia Commons--Nephron

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a common cause of chronic liver disease. There's good data showing that celiac disease changes intestinal permeability, and that treatment with a gluten-free diet often causes weight gain, but so far there is scant documentation of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in patients with celiac disease.

Athletes running. Photo: CC--Raghu Mohan

The vast majority of people who follow a gluten-free diet do not have celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Many people who follow a gluten-free diet do so because of perceived health benefits. This includes a number of athletes who feel that the diet improves their energy levels, performance and recovery time.

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In Mexico and many points south, grilled corn is a staple, delicious snack. In many towns, vendors selling fresh-grilled corn are common and popular.

Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo: CC-- Thomas Rousing

How common is under-diagnosis of celiac disease? A team of researchers recently set out to answer that question by conducting a population-based study of Danish adults.

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Grilled salsa is a tasty treat, and this recipe delivers big time. This salsa marries grilled pineapple, tomatoes, onion, peppers, and sweet corn and a few other goodies. It makes a great addition to any pot luck, and is sure to brighten your next gathering or cookout.

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Currently available digestive enzymes do not fully degrade gluten, and are thus of questionable use for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, says a recent study.

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According to a recent survey commissioned by U.K.-based gluten-free bread company Newburn Bakehouse, gluten-intolerant men feel stigmatized by their dietary restrictions, which leads them to cheat on their diets far more commonly than women. 

Photo shows Japan's Yamazaki distillery. Photo: CC--Toukou Sousui

An Irish distillery has run afoul of regulatory authorities over labels that tout its gin and vodka as "gluten-free." The artisanal, Cork-based, St Patrick's Distillery claims it is a common misconception that all gin and vodkas were gluten free.

Walking Man; Alberto Giocometti. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Refractory celiac disease type II (RCDII) and EATL (Enteropathy Associated T-cell Lymphoma) are pre-malignant complications of celiac disease. However, there is scant medical literature and data what role malnutrition and intestinal absorption may play in these conditions.

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A cool fresh green salad is one of my favorite things to eat on a hot day. If I’m lucky enough to have leftover chicken wings in the fridge, then I make this tasty little treat.

Women with untreated celiac disease commonly suffer impaired bone development. Photo: CC--Ted Eytan

It's well-documented that people with active celiac disease are more likely to have osteoporosis and increased risk of fractures. High-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) allows for three-dimensional exploration of bone micro-architecture, including measurement of cortical and trabecular compartments, and providing detailed information on bone disease pathophysiology and fracture.

Kids run on the beach. Photo: CC--Beshef

Some researchers have suspected that certain prenatal and perinatal factors might affect risk for development of celiac disease, but there is very little data. With this in mind, a team of researchers set out to determine if any prenatal and perinatal factors might affect risk for development of celiac disease in children.

The status of non-celiac gluten sensitivity has been a bit of a roller coaster ride. Photo: CC--Lawrence Wang

A team of researchers recently set out to evaluate the prevalence, diagnostic exclusion of celiac disease and the efficacy of a gluten-free diet (GFD) for patients with self-reported non-gluten sensitivity.

Fish tacos anyone? Photo: CC--DJJEWELZ

These grilled shrimp tacos are sure to be a big hit at your next barbecue or party. Sponsor: