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2008-07-14 15:00:14

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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,...

2005-11-21 17:05:22

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It appears that breast-feeding lowers the risk of developing celiac disease, a common gastrointestinal problem caused by intolerance to a grain protein called gluten, according to a report in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. As lead investigator Dr. Tony Akobeng told Reuters Health, "breast-feeding at the time of solid food introduction significantly reduces the risk of celiac disease." Moreover, "the longer a baby is breast-fed, the...

2005-11-15 02:00:04

LONDON (Reuters) - Mothers who breast-feed their children may help to protect them from developing celiac disease, an intolerance to a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, scientists said on Tuesday. In a review of 15 studies, they found that the longer children are breast fed the less likely they are to suffer from the illness. "Breast feeding may offer protection against the development of celiac disease," said Dr Tony Akobeng of the Central Manchester Children's University...


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