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2008-09-16 03:00:09

By Anonymous New Products * New Technology * New Services Aid in diagnosis QUANTA Lite Celiac IgA Profile is a fluorescent immunoassay for the semiquantitative detection of IgA antihuman tissue transglutaminase (h-tTG) and antideamidated gliadin peptide (DGP) antibodies, the detection of an insufficient amount of IgA, in human serum. The presence of these antibodies in conjunction with other findings aids in the diagnosis of the gluten-sensitive enteropathy celiac disease. INOVA...

2008-09-16 03:00:09

By Maher, Kevin J Between 9,000 and 4,000 BC, in the age when glaciers melted and the earth warmed, nomadic hunter-gatherers settled down to more agrarian pursuits and began to cultivate wheat as a source of food. The establishment of this behavior, as it spread from Southeast Asia throughout Europe, is considered to have contributed greatly to mankind's success. The adoption of these new foods, however, was difficult for some. For these individuals and their descendants, a genetic...

2008-09-10 18:00:33

At the invitation of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Scott Mandell, CEO, President and Co-Founder of Enjoy Life Foods, the country's leading manufacturer of allergy-friendly and gluten-free foods, provided comments on the National School Lunch Program saying that children with special dietary needs due to Celiac Disease, food allergies and other health concerns are not accommodated under the current program. Today's meeting, held by the Food and Nutrition Service of...

2008-08-26 03:00:41

By Smith, Melissa Diane resource guide Are you trying to learn the basics of how and why to eat gluten free? Look no further. Here are simple answers to commonly asked questions Q & A 1. How can I get tested for celiac diseases? Ask to have a blood test done that measures blood levels of gluten-related antibodies (IgA and IgC antigliadin, antitissue transglutaminase, and possibly antiendomysial antibodies). If those indicators come back positive, a doctor typically recommends an...

2008-08-09 03:00:08

By McGowan, Kelly E Lyon, Martha E; Butzner, J Decker BACKGROUND: IgA deficiency causes false-negative IgAbased celiac serology results in patients with celiac disease. Using a case- finding strategy, we examined the prevalence of IgA deficiency, physician evaluation, and management of IgA deficiency during serological testing for celiac disease. METHODS: We reviewed consecutive IgA-endomysial antibody (EMA) and serum IgA results from the laboratory database over 17 months. We...

2008-07-31 06:00:00

By Euna Lhee, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 31--Maryland researchers have identified a key receptor in the intestine that can trigger celiac disease, and they hope their findings can be applied to other autoimmune disorders, such as Type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis. Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that damages the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food. People with the condition cannot process a protein called gluten -- most commonly found in...

2008-07-28 12:00:00

By KIM ARCHER Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the consumption of gluten. Eric Gentry can feel it almost immediately when he "gets glutened." His stomach starts bloating and gurgling with pain. "I feel it within five minutes; probably even less," he said. After a year or more of looking for answers about what was wrong with him, Gentry and his wife, Stacie Gentry, found it online: celiac sprue disease. It is a lifelong autoimmune disorder triggered by the consumption...

2008-07-23 15:01:19

The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, today announced increased protection for Canadians with food allergies by introducing new labelling requirements for food allergens, gluten sources and added sulphites contained in prepackaged foods. Health Canada also announced the launch of several allergy studies, including a large national study of food allergy prevalence, and two studies on the dietary habits and coping skills of people with celiac disease who are on a gluten-free diet....

2008-07-23 12:00:26

By Kim Archer, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 23--Eric Gentry can feel it almost immediately when he "gets glutened." His stomach starts bloating and gurgling with pain. "I feel it within five minutes; probably even less," he said. After a year or more of looking for answers about what was wrong with him, Gentry and his wife, Stacie Gentry, found it online: celiac sprue disease. It is a lifelong autoimmune disorder triggered by the consumption of gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and...

2008-07-17 18:00:17

By Kimberly Hill, The Edmond Sun, Okla. Jul. 17--EDMOND -- Medical researchers say about one in every 130 Americans have Celiac disease, making it more prevalent than Down syndrome, Crohn's disease, Type 1 diabetes and even Alzheimer's disease. With symptoms similar to many other illnesses, however, 97 percent of cases go undiagnosed. The number of Celiacs aware of their condition may be small, but in Oklahoma they're not alone. The Oklahoma Celiac Support Group has attracted more...


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