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The Origins of Celiac Disease
In this category you will find articles that cover ideas about how celiac disease came about, including theories of evolution, speculation on the underlying cause of the disorder, and information on the original doctors who studied and discovered celiac disease.
Is a reovirus infection a prime cause of celiac disease? Researchers have suspected that viral infections may play a major role in celiac disease by causing a pathological responses that triggers T helper 1 (TH1) immunity against dietary gluten.
A team of researchers recently set out to test this hypothesis and to gain insights into mechanisms underlying virus-induced loss of tolerance to dietary antigens. To do so, they developed a viral infection model that makes use of two reovirus strains that infect the intestine, but which differ in their immunopathological outcomes.
In 1999, Loren Cordain, the renowned professor of Exercise Physiology at Colorado State University who has since popularized the Paleodiet, published an extensive exploration of why our cultivation and consumption of cereal grains has been disastrous for the human race, resulting in many autoimmune, nutrient deficiency, and other modern diseases. Previously, in 1987, the famous physiologist, Jared Diamond characterized humanity's shift to agriculture as "The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race".
A new study confirms a link between intestinal viral infections and celiac disease.
A new study looks at the impacts of introducing gluten to infants and the development of celiac disease. A research team recently set out to assess the evidence regarding the effect of time of gluten introduction and breastfeeding on the risk of developing celiac disease.
Studies on early life infections and risk of later celiac disease (celiac disease) are inconsistent but have mostly been limited to retrospective designs, inpatient data, or insufficient statistical power.
What can bones from ancient Rome tell us about the natural history and evolution of celiac disease?
Pushback mounts against a controversial new report alleging that genetically engineered foods may trigger gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.
Some researchers have questioned whether celiac disease may have arisen as a side effect of recent genetic adaptations since the domestication of wheat about 10,000 years ago.
Researchers don't know much about the genetic history of celiac disease. They know especially little about the age of specific gene sequences that leave people at risk for developing celiac disease.
Increased rates of celiac disease over the last fifty years are not linked to wheat breeding for higher gluten content, but are more likely a result of increased per capita consumption of wheat flour and vital glutens, says a scientist working with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
It is becoming increasingly clear that celiac disease affects many more people in the world than estimates from the past few decades suggested. Seeking to explain why this sizable portion of our population cannot tolerate gluten, Professor David Sanders, who is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and University of Sheffield, looks to evolution for answers.
A team of researchers recently set out to assess the effects of milk-feeding behavior and the HLA-DQ genotype on intestinal colonization of Bacteroides species in infants with a risk of developing celiac disease.
Willem-Karel Dicke was a Dutch pediatrician, and the first clinician to develop the gluten-free diet, and to prove that certain types of flour cause relapses in celiac disease patients.