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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...

2008-07-14 15:00:14

To: MEDICAL EDITORS Contact: Ginger Plumbo of Mayo Clinic, +1-507-284-5005 (days), +1- 507-284-2511, eveningnewsbureau@mayo.edu ROCHESTER, Minn., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the July issue of Mayo Clinic Womens HealthSource. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Womens HealthSourceattribution is required.Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit...

2008-01-19 03:00:33

By Wieser, Herbert Koehler, Peter ABSTRACT Celiac disease (CD) is an inflammatory disorder of the upper small intestine triggered by the ingestion of wheat, rye, barley, and possibly oat products. The clinical feature of CD is characterized by a flat intestinal mucosa with the absence of normal villi, resulting in a generalized malabsorption of nutrients. The prevalence of CD among Caucasians is now thought to be in a range of 1:100-300. There is a strong genetic association with human...

2006-01-20 15:19:56

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Sufferers from celiac disease can't tolerate wheat and gluten in their diet, but people who were breastfed as babies seem to be less likely to develop the condition, a UK study shows. Dr. A. K. Akobeng, of Booth Hall Children's Hospital, Manchester, and colleague note in the Archives of Diseases in Childhood that "recent observational studies suggest that breastfeeding may prevent the development of celiac disease." In an analysis of available evidence,...


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