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    ARE CADBURY CREME EGGS GLUTEN-FREE?


    Jefferson Adams

    Celiac.com 03/25/2016 - There seems to be some confusion about the gluten-free status of Cadbury Creme Eggs. Are Cadbury Creme Eggs gluten-free? The short answer is "not officially," but the full answer is more detailed.


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    In the U.S., Cadbury, and Cadbury Easter products are made by Hershey, which does not consider them to be gluten-free. However, Cadbury Creme Eggs contain no gluten ingredients, and their label states that they are manufactured in a plant that also processes tree nuts and peanuts, but not wheat.

    Any Cadbury product processed in a plant that processes wheat products will be clearly labeled. So, this is a case of read the label, and make your own judgement based on your own experience or sensitivity levels.

    The same is true in the UK, where possible allergens are all clearly listed. For example, the UK, the ingredient label for CADBURY DAIRY MILK HOLLOW BUNNY lists an allergen warning that the product MAY CONTAIN NUTS, WHEAT, as do other Cadbury UK products.

    We feel that products containing no wheat or gluten ingredients, and made in a plant that does not process wheat, are likely safe for people on a gluten-free diet.

    At the end of the day, both for Easter candy and for every day candy, it is important to read labels, check manufacturers websites, check ingredients and allergen lists, and to make judgements based on your own judgement about your sensitivity and comfort levels. 

    Accordingly, we have added the following Cadbury products to the SAFE section of our Gluten-free Easter Candy List for 2016. These Cadbury products contain no gluten ingredients, and their allergen label does not list wheat:

    CADBURY USA

    • Cadbury Caramel Eggs
    • Cadbury Creme Eggs
    • Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Pack
    • Cadbury Egg Heads
    • Cadbury Orange Creme Eggs

    CADBURY UK

    • Cadbury Caramel Eggs
    • Cadbury Creme Filled Eggs
    • Cadbury Creme Mini Filled Eggs
    • Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Chick
    • Cadbury Dairy Milk Mini Filled Eggs
    • Cadbury Dairy Milk Daim Mini Filled Eggs
    • Cadbury Dairy Milk Mousse Bunny
    • Cadbury Mini Eggs

    While Celiac.com places Cadbury Creme Eggs and several other Cadbury products in the SAFE section of our Gluten-free Easter Candy List for 2016, we do not recommend them for sensitive individuals. We also remind people to make decisions based on their own sensitivity and comfort levels, and to do their own research on any product they intend to consume.

    We have added the following Cadbury products to the UNSAFE section of our Gluten-free Easter Candy List for 2016. These Cadbury products either contain listed gluten ingredients, or their possible allergen label lists wheat:

    CADBURY UK

    • Dairy Milk Hollow Milk Chocolate Freddos
    • Dairy Milk Hollow Bunny
    • Dairy Milk Mini Hollow Bunnies
    • Dairy Milk Egg 'N' Spoon Chocolate
    • Dairy Milk Egg 'N' Spoon Vanilla
    • Dairy Milk Oreo Mini Filled Eggs

    Contact information for CADBURY USA and CADBURY UK.


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    Jelly Beans—Top gluten-free brands include: Jelly Belly Jelly Beans Just Born Jelly Beans Just Born Marshmallow Treats K
    Kellogg's Spongebob Squarepants fruit flavored snacks Kinder Surprise Eggs L
    Lemon Delight; Lime Delight; Mystery Flavored Marshmallow Chicks; Orange Delight; Party Cake; Sour Watermelon; and Sweet Lemonade Flavored Marshmallow Chicks Lifesaver hard candies—Original and Pastels Lifesaver Eggsortment (including jellybeans, gummies and pops) Lifesaver Gummies—Original, and Bunnies and Eggs M
    Melster Chocolate Flavored Marshmallow Bunnies M&M's—Original, Peanut, Speck-tacular Eggs, and Bunny Mix M&M's Easter Pastel Colored Coconut M&M's Mike and Ike Berry Blast Mike & Ike Jelly Beans Mike and Ike Lemonade Blends Mike and Ike Original Mike and Ike Zours Mounds Eggs N
    Nestle's Nest Eggs (EXCEPT Crunch Nest Eggs) Nestle's milk chocolate Nest Eggs Nestle's creamy caramel Nest Eggs Nestle's Butterfinger chocolate Nest Eggs Nestle's Butterfinger Creme Eggs P
    Palmer Holiday Candy Palmer's Bunny Bites foil-wrapped eggs—all flavors Palmer's Baby Binks hollow milk chocolate bunny Palmer's Bunnyettes (milk chocolate) Palmer's Butter Cream Flavored eggs Palmer's Carrot Patch Pete Palmer's Fudge Filled Big Ears Palmer's Hollow Bunnies Palmer's Little Beauty milk chocolate bunny Palmer's Milk Chocolate Flavored and premium milk chocolate eggs Palmer's Peanut Butter Filled chocolate eggs Palmer Poppin' Rockin' Egg (hollow egg filled with Pop Rocks) Palmer's Soft Caramel Cups Palmer's Super Sports Balls Peeps Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Chicks Peeps Chocolate Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Chicks Peeps Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Chicks Peeps Chocolate Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Bunnies Peeps Decorated Marshmallow Eggs Peeps Large Marshmallow Bunny Peeps Marshmallow Bunnies—Yellow, lavender, pink, orange, green, blue, and white Peeps Mystery Flavored Marshmallow Bunnies Peeps Original Marshmallow Chicks—Yellow, white, orange, green, pink, blue, and lavender Peeps Flavored Chicks, including:Blue Raspberry; Bubble Gum; Peeps milk chocolate covered marshmallow PEZ candy Pixy Stix Green Grass (Wonka) Giant Pixy Stix (Wonka) Pop Rocks in plastic egg PLASTIC EGGS WITH ASSORTED CANDY Bee Flowers and Fairies Egg Hunt (contains Smarties, Super Bubble bubble gum, Taffy Werks, Jelly Bean Werks, and Lemonheads) Bee Sport Ball Eggs (contains Smarties, Super Bubble bubble gum, Taffy Werks, Jelly Bean Werks, and Lemonheads) Bee Noah's Ark Easter Egg Hunt (contains Smarties, Super Bubble bubble gum, Taffy Werks, Jelly Bean Werks, and Lemonheads) Bug Collector Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Peace and Love Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Red Hots, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Dress Up Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Farm Friends Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Game Time Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Red Hots, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Mmmm…Cupcakes Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Red Hots, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Nighttime Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Outdoor Adventure Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Pet Shop Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Rainforest Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Speedster Cars Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) R
    Reese's Peanut ButterChocolate candy Reese's Easter Assortment Eggs (including peanut butter eggs, white peanut butter eggs, and miniatures)—EXCEPT the foil-wrapped mini eggs, which contain gluten Reese's Peanut Butter Cup miniatures Reese's Pieces Pastel Eggs Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs—large and small size, EXCEPT the foil-wrapped mini eggs, which contain gluten Reese's Reester Bunny—large size only! Mini-sized unsafe Ring pops Russel Stover Pectin Jelly Beans S
    See's Candies—See's candies do not contain gluten Sixlets Skittles eggs and fun-size Smarties candy rolls Snickers mini's Sour Patch Bunnies Spree Jelly Beans—Cherry, Lemon and Green Apple Surf Sweets Jelly Beans Starburst fruit chews—All Original and Easter-themed Starburst candy, including jelly beans and special Easter candy packages Starburst Jellybeans—original, tropical, and red fruits Swedish Fish Eggs soft and chewy candy Sunny Seed Drops chocolate covered sunflower seeds T
    Teenee Beanee Jelly Beans—including Americana Medley, Country Retreat, and Island Breeze flavored packages Easter-themed Tootsie Roll candy, including Dubble Bubble Easter egg-shaped bubble gum, Tootsie Pops, Charms Blow Pops and Charms Candy Carnival products W
    Wonka Giant Chewy Nerds Jelly Beans Wonka Everlasting Gobstopper Eggbreakers Wonka Fun Dip Wonka Giant Pixy Stix Wonka Hoppin' Nerds Wonka Runts Freckled Eggs Wonka Egg Hunt with a Golden Egg (contains Nerds, Laffy Taffy, and SweeTarts) Wonka Egg Hunt Zero Gravity (contains Nerds, Laffy Taffy, and SweeTarts) Wonka Egg Hunt Hard 2 Find (contains Nerds, Runts, and SweeTarts) Y
    York Peppermint Patties Z
    Zachary real chocolate Marshmallow Eggs Zachary solid milk chocolate Bunnies Zipperz Lollipops  
    WARNING! THESE UNSAFE CANDIES CONTAIN OR MAY CONTAIN GLUTEN. THEY ARE UNSAFE FOR CELIACS:
    A
    AIRHEADS Airheads Candies are "Manufactured in a facility that processes wheat flour." Airheads Xtremes Rolls contains wheat flour ANNABELLE'S Abba Zabba—Contains: peanuts, soybean oil and soy lecithin, wheat/gluten Big Hunk—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Look—Contains wheat/gluten Rocky Road, Rocky Road Mint, Rocky Road Dark—Contain wheat/gluten U-No—Contains wheat/gluten AMERICAN LICORICE CO. Sour Punch Sticks, Twists, Bits, Bites, Straws—Contains wheat/gluten Red Vines—all varieties contain wheat/gluten, including Black, Natural and Fruit Vines B
    Balmer Easter bunnies (all sizes and flavors) BRACH'S All Brach's candy should be considered NOT gluten–free! Please be careful, as I have seen Brach's candies included on gluten-free safe lists! C
    CADBURY UK: Dairy Milk Hollow Milk Chocolate Freddos Dairy Milk Hollow Bunny Dairy Milk Mini Hollow Bunnies Dairy Milk Egg 'N' Spoon Chocolate Dairy Milk Egg 'N' Spoon Vanilla Dairy Milk Oreo Mini Filled Eggs Child's Play Easter Mix—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Chick Feed sunflower seeds "May contain wheat, peanuts, and tree nuts." F
    Ferrero Rocher candy—Contains wheat/gluten Frankford Cookies and Creme Eggs—Contains wheat/gluten Frankford Crispy Eggs (milk chocolate flavored)—Contains wheat/gluten, and made in a facility that uses peanuts and wheat Frankford Easter bunnies (all sizes and flavors) Frankford solid milk chocolate bunny—Made in a facility that uses peanuts and wheat G
    Ghiardelli chocolate Easter eggs H
    Haribo Haribo Black Licorice Wheels Haribo Brixx Haribo Fruity Pasta Haribo Konfekt and Pontefract Cakes Haribo Red Licorice Wheels Haribo Sour S'ghetti Hershey Hershey's miniatures—Label states: "May contain wheat." Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme egg—Contains wheat/gluten Hershey's Bliss (Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Milk Chocolate with Meltaway Center, White Chocolate with Meltaway Center, Milk Chocolate with Raspberry Meltaway Center, Dark Chocolate) – No gluten ingredients, but not on Hershey's official gluten-free list Hershey's Good & Plenty Hershey's Mr. Goodbar fun size K
    Kit Kat Bunny Ears and Kit Kat minis—Contains wheat/gluten L
    Lindt Chocolate — Lindt US website states that they "cannot guarantee that Lindt chocolate is gluten free." Lindt chocolate carrots Lindt Easter bunnies (all sizes and flavors) M
    Mayfair Kid's Play basket stuffers (including Fuit Chews, Teaberry Gumballs, Spout Bubble Log, Atomic Fireballs, Super Bubble bubble gum, Easter Pops, Jawbreakers, Airheads, Lemonhead, and Smarties—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Mighty Malts Speckled Malted Milk Eggs —Contains wheat/gluten Milky Way minis—Contains wheat/gluten Milky Way Bunnies—Contains wheat/gluten N
    NESTLE Butterfinger Crisp or Butterfinger Stixx—Contain wheat/gluten Crunch—Contains wheat/gluten Nestle Butterfinger Egg with pieces in chocolate—Contains wheat/gluten Nestle Crunch Nest Eggs—Contains wheat/gluten Hundred Grand Bar—Contains wheat/gluten P
    PAAS eggs—Contains wheat/gluten Palmer's Double Crisp chocolate candy (including Bunnies, Bunnyettes, Pops, Chick a Dees, Bunny Munny and Eggs)—Contain wheat/gluten Palmer's Lil' Crispy chocolate bunny—Contains wheat/gluten Palmer's My Little Bunny—Contains wheat/gluten Palmer's Cookies 'n Creme Eggs—Contains wheat/gluten Palmer's Crispy Peanut Butter flavored eggs—Contains wheat/gluten Palmer's Eggbert Double Crisp—Contains wheat/gluten Palmer's Quax hollow milk flavored candy duck ("The Yummy Ducky") Peter Rabbit real milk chocolate bunny—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Peter Rabbit hollow milk chocolate bunny—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat R
    Reese's milk chocolate and peanut butter eggs (mini eggs foil-wrapped individually)—Contains wheat/gluten Reese's mini-Reester Bunnies—Contains wheat/gluten Russell Stover chocolate candy—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat S
    Snickers Eggs—Label states: May contain tree nuts, egg, and wheat Snickers Creme Sports Eggs—Label states: May contain tree nuts, egg, and wheat SpongeBob Squarepants Eggs plastic egg with sour candy and stickers—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat SpongeBob Squarepants gummy Krabby Patties—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat SweetTart Gummy Bunnies (Wonka)—Contains wheat/gluten T
    Trolli Gummi Bunnies—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Twix—Contains wheat/gluten Twizzlerscandy—Contains wheat/gluten Twizzlers Tweeters—Contains wheat/gluten Twizzlers Rainbow Twists—Contains wheat/gluten Twizzlers Strawberry Mini Bars—Contains wheat/gluten Twizted Strawberry Blast pull-n-peel candy—Contains wheat/gluten W
    Whitman's Sampler—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Whoppers Robin Eggs, including mini-Robbin Eggs—Contains wheat/gluten Wonka's Eggs—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Wonka Easter Nerds Rope—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Wonka Mix-Ups (including SweeTart chews, Laffy Taffy, SweeTarts, and Nerds)—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Wonka Oompas and the Wonka Bar are NOT gluten–free. CANDY MANUFACTURERS
    Here is a partial list of major candy manufacturers and how to contact them:
    Adams & Brooks – 213-749-3226 American Licorice Co. – 866-442-2783 BEE International – 619-710-1800 Ferrara Candy Company – 888-247-9855 Ferrero Rocher – 732-764-9300 FLIX – 847-647-1370 Gimbal's Fine Candies – 888-841-9373 Goetze's Candy Company – 410-342-2010 Hershey's – 800–468–1714. Here's a link to Hershey's official gluten-free list. Impact Confections – 303-626-2222 Jelly Belly – 800–522–3267 Just Born – 888–645–3453. Here's a link to Just Born Gluten-free FAQs Kraft Foods – 877-535-5666 Mars Chocolate – 800–627–7852 Necco – 781–485–4800 Nestle USA – 800–225–2270 Palmer – 610 372-8971 Pearson's – 800–328–6507 PEZ – 203.795.0531 Pop Rocks – 770-399-1776 Tootsie Roll – 773–838–3400 Additional information and lists of gluten-free safe and unsafe candies can be found at:
    About.com Celiacfamily.com DivineCaroline.com Surefoodliving.com Foodallergyfeast Glutenfreefacts

  • Recent Articles

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 04/23/2018 - A team of researchers recently set out to learn whether celiac disease patients commonly suffer cognitive impairment at the time they are diagnosed, and to compare their cognitive performance with non-celiac subjects with similar chronic symptoms and to a group of healthy control subjects.
    The research team included G Longarini, P Richly, MP Temprano, AF Costa, H Vázquez, ML Moreno, S Niveloni, P López, E Smecuol, R Mazure, A González, E Mauriño, and JC Bai. They are variously associated with the Small Bowel Section, Department of Medicine, Dr. C. Bonorino Udaondo Gastroenterology Hospital; Neurocience Cognitive and Traslational Institute (INECO), Favaloro Fundation, CONICET, Buenos Aires; the Brain Health Center (CESAL), Quilmes, Argentina; the Research Council, MSAL, CABA; and with the Research Institute, School of Medicine, Universidad del Salvador.
    The team enrolled fifty adults with symptoms and indications of celiac disease in a prospective cohort without regard to the final diagnosis.  At baseline, all individuals underwent cognitive functional and psychological evaluation. The team then compared celiac disease patients with subjects without celiac disease, and with healthy controls matched by sex, age, and education.
    Celiac disease patients had similar cognitive performance and anxiety, but no significant differences in depression scores compared with disease controls.
    A total of thirty-three subjects were diagnosed with celiac disease. Compared with the 26 healthy control subjects, the 17 celiac disease subjects, and the 17 disease control subjects, who mostly had irritable bowel syndrome, showed impaired cognitive performance (P=0.02 and P=0.04, respectively), functional impairment (P<0.01), and higher depression (P<0.01). 
    From their data, the team noted that any abnormal cognitive functions they saw in adults with newly diagnosed celiac disease did not seem not to be a result of the disease itself. 
    Their results indicate that cognitive dysfunction in celiac patients could be related to long-term symptoms from chronic disease, in general.
    Source:
    J Clin Gastroenterol. 2018 Mar 1. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000001018.

    Connie Sarros
    Celiac.com 04/21/2018 - Dear Friends and Readers,
    I have been writing articles for Scott Adams since the 2002 Summer Issue of the Scott-Free Press. The Scott-Free Press evolved into the Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. I felt honored when Scott asked me ten years ago to contribute to his quarterly journal and it's been a privilege to write articles for his publication ever since.
    Due to personal health reasons and restrictions, I find that I need to retire. My husband and I can no longer travel the country speaking at conferences and to support groups (which we dearly loved to do) nor can I commit to writing more books, articles, or menus. Consequently, I will no longer be contributing articles to the Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. 
    My following books will still be available at Amazon.com:
    Gluten-free Cooking for Dummies Student's Vegetarian Cookbook for Dummies Wheat-free Gluten-free Dessert Cookbook Wheat-free Gluten-free Reduced Calorie Cookbook Wheat-free Gluten-free Cookbook for Kids and Busy Adults (revised version) My first book was published in 1996. My journey since then has been incredible. I have met so many in the celiac community and I feel blessed to be able to call you friends. Many of you have told me that I helped to change your life – let me assure you that your kind words, your phone calls, your thoughtful notes, and your feedback throughout the years have had a vital impact on my life, too. Thank you for all of your support through these years.

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 04/20/2018 - A digital media company and a label data company are teaming up to help major manufacturers target, reach and convert their desired shoppers based on dietary needs, such as gluten-free diet. The deal could bring synergy in emerging markets such as the gluten-free and allergen-free markets, which represent major growth sectors in the global food industry. 
    Under the deal, personalized digital media company Catalina will be joining forces with Label Insight. Catalina uses consumer purchases data to target shoppers on a personal base, while Label Insight works with major companies like Kellogg, Betty Crocker, and Pepsi to provide insight on food label data to government, retailers, manufacturers and app developers.
    "Brands with very specific product benefits, gluten-free for example, require precise targeting to efficiently reach and convert their desired shoppers,” says Todd Morris, President of Catalina's Go-to-Market organization, adding that “Catalina offers the only purchase-based targeting solution with this capability.” 
    Label Insight’s clients include food and beverage giants such as Unilever, Ben & Jerry's, Lipton and Hellman’s. Label Insight technology has helped the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) build the sector’s very first scientifically accurate database of food ingredients, health attributes and claims.
    Morris says the joint partnership will allow Catalina to “enhance our dataset and further increase our ability to target shoppers who are currently buying - or have shown intent to buy - in these emerging categories,” including gluten-free, allergen-free, and other free-from foods.
    The deal will likely make for easier, more precise targeting of goods to consumers, and thus provide benefits for manufacturers and retailers looking to better serve their retail food customers, especially in specialty areas like gluten-free and allergen-free foods.
    Source:
    fdfworld.com

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 04/19/2018 - Previous genome and linkage studies indicate the existence of a new disease triggering mechanism that involves amino acid metabolism and nutrient sensing signaling pathways. In an effort to determine if amino acids might play a role in the development of celiac disease, a team of researchers recently set out to investigate if plasma amino acid levels differed among children with celiac disease compared with a control group.
     
    The research team included Åsa Torinsson Naluai, Ladan Saadat Vafa, Audur H. Gudjonsdottir, Henrik Arnell, Lars Browaldh, and Daniel Agardh. They are variously affiliated with the Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; the Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Karolinska University Hospital and Division of Pediatrics, CLINTEC, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; the Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institute, Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden; the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden; the Diabetes & Celiac Disease Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden; and with the Nathan S Kline Institute in the U.S.A.
    First, the team used liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS) to analyze amino acid levels in fasting plasma samples from 141 children with celiac disease and 129 non-celiac disease controls. They then crafted a general linear model using age and experimental effects as covariates to compare amino acid levels between children with celiac disease and non-celiac control subjects.
    Compared with the control group, seven out of twenty-three children with celiac disease showed elevated levels of the the following amino acids: tryptophan; taurine; glutamic acid; proline; ornithine; alanine; and methionine.
    The significance of the individual amino acids do not survive multiple correction, however, multivariate analyses of the amino acid profile showed significantly altered amino acid levels in children with celiac disease overall and after correction for age, sex and experimental effects.
    This study shows that amino acids can influence inflammation and may play a role in the development of celiac disease.
    Source:
    PLoS One. 2018; 13(3): e0193764. doi: & 10.1371/journal.pone.0193764

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 04/18/2018 - To the relief of many bewildered passengers and crew, no more comfort turkeys, geese, possums or other questionable pets will be flying on Delta or United without meeting the airlines' strict new requirements for service animals.
    If you’ve flown anywhere lately, you may have seen them. People flying with their designated “emotional support” animals. We’re not talking genuine service animals, like seeing eye dogs, or hearing ear dogs, or even the Belgian Malinois that alerts its owner when there is gluten in food that may trigger her celiac disease.
    Now, to be honest, some of those animals in question do perform a genuine service for those who need emotional support dogs, like veterans with PTSD.
    However, many of these animals are not service animals at all. Many of these animals perform no actual service to their owners, and are nothing more than thinly disguised pets. Many lack proper training, and some have caused serious problems for the airlines and for other passengers.
    Now the major airlines are taking note and introducing stringent requirements for service animals.
    Delta was the first to strike. As reported by the New York Times on January 19: “Effective March 1, Delta, the second largest US airline by passenger traffic, said it will require passengers seeking to fly with pets to present additional documents outlining the passenger’s need for the animal and proof of its training and vaccinations, 48 hours prior to the flight.… This comes in response to what the carrier said was a 150 percent increase in service and support animals — pets, often dogs, that accompany people with disabilities — carried onboard since 2015.… Delta said that it flies some 700 service animals a day. Among them, customers have attempted to fly with comfort turkeys, gliding possums, snakes, spiders, and other unusual pets.”
    Fresh from an unsavory incident with an “emotional support” peacock incident, United Airlines has followed Delta’s lead and set stricter rules for emotional support animals. United’s rules also took effect March 1, 2018.
    So, to the relief of many bewildered passengers and crew, no more comfort turkeys, geese, possums or other questionable pets will be flying on Delta or United without meeting the airlines' strict new requirements for service and emotional support animals.
    Source:
    cnbc.com