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2013-08-29 23:25:28

Just a few years ago, most Americans had never heard of celiac disease. But today, an estimated 1 in 133 Americans has celiac disease and seniors are more than twice as likely as the general population to suffer from it. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Just a few years ago, most Americans had never heard of “celiac disease” or the term “gluten-intolerant.” But today, an estimated 1 in 133 Americans, or about 1-percent of the population, has celiac disease. So what is it?...

2013-08-06 12:16:32

Patients with celiac disease who had persistent intestine damage (identified with repeat biopsy) had a higher risk of lymphoma than patients whose intestines healed, according to findings published in the August 6, 2013, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. Celiac disease is a common autoimmune disease, affecting approximately one percent of individuals in Western nations. It is characterized by damage to the lining of the small intestine that over time reduces the body's ability to...

FDA Sets New Rules On Gluten-Free Food Labeling
2013-08-02 12:58:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online At least three million Americans who suffer from celiac disease can now feel confident knowing tha,t when they buy a product labeled "gluten-free," they are actually getting what they expect. This comes thanks to a new FDA ruling that defines exactly what "gluten-free" means. Under the new rule, when consumers see a label that is marked "gluten-free," "without gluten," "free of gluten" or "no gluten," they can be assured that...


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