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Latest celiac disease Stories

2010-01-12 15:19:17

 For adults and children diagnosed with celiac disease, the only treatment is a gluten-free diet, which can be very challenging. Gastroenterologists at Rush University Medical Center are conducting a new study to see if mind/body techniques could help patients with celiac disease adhere to the very strict diet. Celiac disease is a lifelong, digestive disease affecting children and adults.  People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein found in almost all food...

2009-10-23 13:35:39

Duodenal biopsy remains the gold standard for celiac disease (CD) diagnosis. However, it has several pitfalls and requires an invasive procedure in children. In the past few years, a more prominent role for a definitive diagnosis based solely on serology has been proposed. The predictive value of high levels of anti-tissue transglutaminase (tTG) antibodies has also been reported in retrospective CD cohorts. Based on these studies, some authors have proposed to start a gluten-free diet (GFD)...

2009-10-09 10:35:50

Celiac disease (CD) is an inherited intestinal disorder characterized by life-long intolerance to the ingestion of gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Although CD can be diagnosed at any age, it commonly occurs during early childhood (between 9 and 24 months). Reduced bone mineral density is often found in individuals with CD. A new article in the journal Nutrition Reviews examines the literature on the topic and reveals that a gluten-free diet can affect children's recovery...

2009-09-16 14:14:31

Patients with lesser degrees of celiac disease symptoms, such as intestinal inflammation, have a modestly increased risk of death, Swedish researchers say. Celiac disease -- an immune disorder triggered by gluten exposure in those who are genetically sensitive -- results in mucosa abnormalities in the small intestine. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, was based on data on celiac disease stage determined by intestinal tissue biopsies taken in Sweden from...

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2009-09-16 13:20:00

People with gluten allergies, also known as celiac disease, are at an increased risk of death, according to new research. Celiac disease occurs in about one percent of the Western population. It is an immune-mediated disorder in which exposure to gluten can cause impaired digestion of nutrients through the small intestine, with symptoms including frequent diarrhea and weight loss. Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday, scientists found that the risk of death...

2009-09-16 07:47:21

New research indicates that patients with lesser degrees of celiac disease-related symptoms, such as intestinal inflammation or latent celiac disease, have a modestly increased risk of death, according to a study in the September 16 issue of JAMA. "Celiac disease is an immune-mediated disorder that is triggered by gluten exposure in genetically sensitive individuals, occurring in about 1 percent of the Western population," according to background information in the article. It causes impaired...

2009-09-07 14:39:01

Findings reveal further detail about protein linked to inflammatory disorders It was nine years ago that University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers discovered that a mysterious human protein called zonulin played a critical role in celiac disease and other autoimmune disorders, such as multiple sclerosis and diabetes. Now, scientists have solved the mystery of zonulin's identity, putting a face to the name, in a sense. Scientists led by Alessio Fasano, M.D., have identified zonulin...

2009-08-26 08:45:25

Anti-microbial antibody formation has been reported in celiac disease. Relatively high positivity rates were observed for the conventional antibodies, for example, ASCA, anti-OmpW, and anti-I2, and they were known to decrease after a successful gluten free-diet. The importance of newly discovered inflammatory bowel disease-associated antibodies (including anti-glycan antibodies and anti-OMP) in celiac disease is not sure. The presence of anti-microbial antibodies in relation to clinical...

2009-07-03 08:57:20

A digestive disease caused by an immune response to gluten in wheat, barely, or rye is not only growing in prevalence, but leading to a higher rate of death for people who have it but don't know it.Those are the key findings from Mayo Clinic researchers who tested blood samples collected at an Air Force base in Wyoming in the late 1940s and early 1950s for celiac disease, then compared the results to blood tests for people today who were the same age as those in the earlier sample and those...

2009-07-01 17:50:19

Celiac disease, an immune system reaction to gluten in the diet, is more than four times more common today than it was 50 years ago, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Joseph Murray of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., also found that subjects who did not know they had celiac disease were nearly four times more likely than celiac-free subjects to have died during the 45 years of follow-up. Celiac disease has become much more common in the last 50 years, and we don't know why, Murray said in a...