Is Eating Gluten-Free Food Bad for Your Heart if You Don't Have Celiac Disease?

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Is Eating Gluten-Free Food Bad for Your Heart if You Don't Have Celiac Disease?
Does a gluten-free diet have any effect on cardiovascular risk in people with celiac disease? Does it effect people without celiac disease? So far, both questions have remained unanswered. Recently, a team of researchers set out to conduct a systematic review to shed some light on the matter. The team was led by Michael D.E. […]
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Is Amaranth Gluten-Free and Safe for People with Celiac Disease?

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Is Amaranth Gluten-Free and Safe for People with Celiac Disease?
Amaranth is naturally gluten-free and usually safe for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Amaranth is not actually a grain, but is considered a pseudo-cereal like it’s cousin, quinoa. Both are part of the same large family that includes beets, chard and spinach. Amaranth is highly nutritious, and contains about one-third more protein than […]
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Will a New Enzyme Mean No More Gluten-Free Diet for Celiac Disease?

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Will a New Enzyme Mean No More Gluten-Free Diet for Celiac Disease?
Will a new treatment enable people with celiac disease to ditch a gluten-free diet? About one in a hundred people in the United States is affected by celiac disease. If you’re one of them, you know how hard it can be to maintain a strict gluten-free diet. Everyone’s got their horror stories about trying to […]
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Celiac Disease Linked to Nearly Every Inflammatory Disorder

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Celiac Disease Linked to Nearly Every Inflammatory Disorder
It’s not uncommon for people with celiac disease to have other medical conditions, including liver disease, glossitis, pancreatitis, Down syndrome, and autism. By the same token, people with one or more of these associated disorders can be at greater risk for having or developing celiac disease. Until recently, though researchers didn’t have much good data […]
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Mandy Moore Takes Her Upper Endoscopy Test for Celiac Disease to Instagram

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Mandy Moore Takes Her Upper Endoscopy Test for Celiac Disease to Instagram
Talk about handling a celiac disease diagnosis in style. This past summer, “Us” star Mandy Moore showed us how its done, when she documented the process of working with her doctor to determine if she had celiac disease. She even posted a photo of her endoscopy visit for her Instagram followers. Moore captioned the post: […]
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Victoria University's Residence Dining Halls Receive New Zealand's First Gluten-Free Celiac Certification

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Victoria University's Residence Dining Halls Receive New Zealand's First Gluten-Free Celiac Certification
Wellington’s Victoria University is the first institution of its kind in New Zealand to receive a full Celiac accreditation for its residence dining halls. Under a new partnership between Coeliac NZ and Compass, the company that provides food and support services to the six residence Halls at Victoria, the university achieved gluten-free accreditation through independent […]
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Can Carpal Spasm Be One of the First Signs of Celiac Disease?

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Can Carpal Spasm Be One of the First Signs of Celiac Disease?
Can carpal spasm be an early sign of celiac disease in some cases? A team of physicians recently reported on the case of a 3-year-old Albanian girl who presented at their clinic with carpal spasms and hand paresthesia. She was suffering from carpal spasms and paresthesias of her extremities.
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Can a Point-of-Care Test in Predict Villous Atrophy in Celiac Patients on a Gluten-Free Diet?

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Can a Point-of-Care Test in Predict Villous Atrophy in Celiac Patients on a Gluten-Free Diet?
If people with celiac disease hope to avoid complications, then it’s important for their gut mucosa to heal. However, besides biopsy, there is currently no good way for doctors to assess that a patient has healed enough to experience full remission. A team of researchers recently set out to assess the role of a point-of-care […]
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Blood Test Can Tell Celiac from Non-Celiac Patients By Cytokine Levels

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Blood Test Can Tell Celiac from Non-Celiac Patients By Cytokine Levels
ImmusanT, Inc., the company working to develop a therapeutic vaccine to protect HLADQ2.5+ patients with celiac disease against the effects of gluten, presented data that shows a way to tell the difference between celiac disease (CeD) and non-celiac gluten-sensitive (NCGS) based on cytokine levels. Professor Knut Lundin, University of Oslo, presented the data at United […]
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Prick a Finger and Save a Life: How YOU Can Make a Difference in Celiac Disease Research

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Prick a Finger and Save a Life: How YOU Can Make a Difference in Celiac Disease Research
It’s just like being a little kid with a super sore throat and your mom taking you to the doctor to get a test for strep throat. The doctor swabs your throat with two sticks to find out what nasty bacteria is camping out. In just moments you’ve got a diagnosis of strep throat and […]
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Is There a Connection Between Antibiotic Use and Celiac Disease Autoimmunity?

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Is There a Connection Between Antibiotic Use and Celiac Disease Autoimmunity?
Researchers still don’t have much good data on the consequences of antibiotic use in early life and how that relates to the risk of certain autoimmune diseases. A team of researchers recently set out to test the association between early-life antibiotic use and islet or celiac disease autoimmunity in genetically at-risk children prospectively followed up […]
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Sjögren's Syndrome: The Link with Celiac Disease

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Sjögren's Syndrome: The Link with Celiac Disease
What is the link between the autoimmune diseases Sjögren’s syndrome and celiac disease? In a study, 14.7% of Sjögren’s syndrome patients were found to have celiac disease and 11.8% of non-celiac Sjögren’s syndrome patients were found to have inflamed mucosa in the small intestine. With this knowledge, people who suffer from Sjögren’s syndrome may be […]
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Canadian Celiac Association Press Release Draws Pushback from General Mills

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Canadian Celiac Association Press Release Draws Pushback from General Mills
A press release by the Canadian Celiac Association announcing a label change for General Mills’ Cheerios is drawing confusion and questions from numerous corners of the gluten-free community. The press release is also drawing pushback from General Mills, which called the CCA press release “inaccurate,” and said it was “not based on facts.” General Mills […]
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What Role do Intraepithelial Lymphocyte Counts Play in Celiac Mucosal Assessment?

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What Role do Intraepithelial Lymphocyte Counts Play in Celiac Mucosal Assessment?
What role do intraepithelial lymphocyte counts and distribution play in celiac disease mucosal interpretation? Making an accurate count of intraepithelial lymphocytes (IEL) is important to making an accurate diagnosis of celiac disease, but so far, researchers have not been able to establish a definitive ‘normal’ IEL range. In a recent multi-center study, a team of researchers […]
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Can a Gluten-Free Diet Improve Symptoms of Celiac Hepatitis?

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Can a Gluten-Free Diet Improve Symptoms of Celiac Hepatitis?
What’s the relationship between celiac disease and liver histology, serology and treatment response? Celiac disease is diagnosed on the basis of ESPGHAN criteria, and clinical response to gluten-free diet. Researchers have noted histological abnormalities on liver biopsies in patients with celiac disease, but have rarely described the abnormalities in detail. A team of researchers recently […]
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Are Doctors Missing 90% of Celiac Disease Cases?

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Are Doctors Missing 90% of Celiac Disease Cases?
Are doctors even getting close to diagnosing the actual number of cases of celiac disease? Or are they missing the vast majority? Researchers have said for some time that there are far more people with celiac disease than are being diagnosed, and that the vast majority of cases go undiagnosed. If a new study by […]
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Could the Dual Activation of IRF1 and IRF1-Regulated Genes Be a Key to Celiac Disease Symptoms?

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Could the Dual Activation of IRF1 and IRF1-Regulated Genes Be a Key to Celiac Disease Symptoms?
A new study shows that activation of IRF1 and IRF1-regulated genes together, both directly and via the interleukin-18 dependent inflammasome, would greatly increase the severity of the inflammatory response. Celiac disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the small intestine mucosa due to permanent intolerance to dietary gluten. A team of researchers recently set out to […]
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Are Doctors Failing to Test Iron Deficient Anemia Patients for Celiac Cases?

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Are Doctors Failing to Test Iron Deficient Anemia Patients for Celiac Cases?
Are primary care physicians under-testing for celiac disease in patients with iron deficiency anemia? A new survey of primary care doctors indicates that they are. It’s fairly common for people with celiac disease to develop iron deficiency anemia (IDA), but researchers don’t know much about the frequency with which primary care physicians test for celiac […]
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