Is This the Beginning of the End for Celiac Disease? The Top Five Most Promising Advances in Celiac Disease

Is This the Beginning of the End for Celiac Disease? The Top Five Most Promising Advances in Celiac Disease

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Is This the Beginning of the End for Celiac Disease? The Top Five Most Promising Advances in Celiac Disease
Are we at the beginning of the end for celiac disease? The last few years have seen numerous advances in celiac diagnosis and treatment. People diagnosed recently and in the future face a very different world than that faced by celiacs just five or ten years ago. In the old days, the process of properly […]
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Could Fructan Be the Culprit in Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity?

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Could Fructan Be the Culprit in Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity?
People who do not have celiac disease, but who have celiac-like symptoms that improve on a gluten-free diet are prime candidates for a condition called non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). Researchers don’t know much about the condition. There are no biomarkers, so they can’t just do a blood test. People with this condition often experience celiac-like […]
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Is Buckwheat Safe for a Gluten-Free Diet?

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Is Buckwheat Safe for a Gluten-Free Diet?
Just looking at its name, one might wonder if buckwheat is safe for people on a gluten-free diet. However, unlike its name, buckwheat does not naturally contain any wheat or gluten. As a result, buckwheat is generally safe for people with celiac disease on a gluten-free diet. Turns out that buckwheat and wheat are from […]
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Can a Point-of-Care Test in Predict Villous Atrophy in Celiac Patients on a Gluten-Free Diet?

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Can a Point-of-Care Test in Predict Villous Atrophy in Celiac Patients on a Gluten-Free Diet?
If people with celiac disease hope to avoid complications, then it’s important for their gut mucosa to heal. However, besides biopsy, there is currently no good way for doctors to assess that a patient has healed enough to experience full remission. A team of researchers recently set out to assess the role of a point-of-care […]
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Is Quinoa a Safe Gluten Free Food?

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Is Quinoa a Safe Gluten Free Food?
Quinoa is regarded as safe for people with celiac disease. For many years, some celiac support groups listed quinoa as unsafe due to cross-contamination concerns. But any grain is unsafe for celiacs if it is contaminated with wheat, rye or barley. Some grains have a higher risk of such contamination, others have a low risk. […]
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Do Gluten-Removed Beers Have More Gluten Than Allowed?

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Do Gluten-Removed Beers Have More Gluten Than Allowed?
One reason conventional beers remain unsafe for people with celiac disease is that they contain gluten that push the finished product over the 20ppm standard for gluten-free products. Such gluten fragments in conventional beers render them unsuitable for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. There’s been some confusion about the best ways to measure […]
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Blood Test Can Tell Celiac from Non-Celiac Patients By Cytokine Levels

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Blood Test Can Tell Celiac from Non-Celiac Patients By Cytokine Levels
ImmusanT, Inc., the company working to develop a therapeutic vaccine to protect HLADQ2.5+ patients with celiac disease against the effects of gluten, presented data that shows a way to tell the difference between celiac disease (CeD) and non-celiac gluten-sensitive (NCGS) based on cytokine levels. Professor Knut Lundin, University of Oslo, presented the data at United […]
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Prick a Finger and Save a Life: How YOU Can Make a Difference in Celiac Disease Research

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Prick a Finger and Save a Life: How YOU Can Make a Difference in Celiac Disease Research
It’s just like being a little kid with a super sore throat and your mom taking you to the doctor to get a test for strep throat. The doctor swabs your throat with two sticks to find out what nasty bacteria is camping out. In just moments you’ve got a diagnosis of strep throat and […]
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Gluten-Free Yakitori

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Gluten-Free Yakitori
Don’t let the foreign sound turn you off. ‘Yakotori’ is just a Japanese term for grilled chicken on skewers. And what could be more familiar and family friendly than grilled chicken on skewers? In Japan, yakitori is commonly eaten as a snack with beer or other alcohol. However, when served with rice and other dishes, it can […]
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Did You Know? Allergen Labeling in the USA vs. Canada

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Did You Know? Allergen Labeling in the USA vs. Canada
Did you know that the precautionary labeling regarding allergies is widely misunderstood, (meaning you are not the only one that is confused!). Not only is the writing so small you need a microscope to read it, this warning is not necessarily listed in the “Ingredients” column. The United States and Canada have different laws concerning allergy labeling. […]
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What Happened to the Great Gluten-Free Companies of Yesterday?

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What Happened to the Great Gluten-Free Companies of Yesterday?
Gluten-free foods are more popular than ever, and the range of choices and the availability of gluten-free products continues to expand. One of the more significant changes in the last few years has been the entry of major players in a market once dominated by small companies. General Mills has taken their ubiquitous Cheerios line […]
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Online Webinar Designed to Help Celiacs End Ongoing IBS Symptoms

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Online Webinar Designed to Help Celiacs End Ongoing IBS Symptoms
In this free webinar, Wajahat Mehal, PhD, MD, Head of the Digestive Disease Section at Yale School of Medicine, will report on the very positive symptom outcome seen in patients suffering with IBS who changed their diet based on the Alcat test for food sensitivity. He will also explain some of the science of the […]
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Why Tom Brady Avoids Gluten and These Other Foods

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Why Tom Brady Avoids Gluten and These Other Foods
Gluten-free diets are popular lately, and not just with people who have celiac disease or other gluten-sensitivities. In fact, the vast majority of people who eat gluten-free food do not have celiac disease, or any other clear reason to avoid gluten. Going gluten-free has also become popular among various sports figures and athletes. Some athletes […]
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Is There a Connection Between Antibiotic Use and Celiac Disease Autoimmunity?

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Is There a Connection Between Antibiotic Use and Celiac Disease Autoimmunity?
Researchers still don’t have much good data on the consequences of antibiotic use in early life and how that relates to the risk of certain autoimmune diseases. A team of researchers recently set out to test the association between early-life antibiotic use and islet or celiac disease autoimmunity in genetically at-risk children prospectively followed up […]
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Starbucks Debuts Gluten-Free Cupcakes in Florida!

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Starbucks Debuts Gluten-Free Cupcakes in Florida!
Gluten-free Starbucks patrons in South Florida just got a nice piece of news. Starbucks is now offering a new, gluten-free cupcake to select South Florida locations. Oh, and the cupcake also happens to be vegan. To deliver their newest gluten-free offering, Starbucks has partnered with Miami-based bakery, Bunnie Cakes, who will provide their locally made, […]
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General Mills Describes the Success of its Gluten Detection System

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General Mills Describes the Success of its Gluten Detection System
Talk about finding needles in a haystack. Imagine, if you will, sifting through rail cars full of oats and plucking out nearly every stray grain of wheat, barley or rye so that the final product tests at under 20 ppm, instead of the original 200 ppm to 1,000 ppm. Quite a challenge, yes? It’s a […]
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Sjögren's Syndrome: The Link with Celiac Disease

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Sjögren's Syndrome: The Link with Celiac Disease
What is the link between the autoimmune diseases Sjögren’s syndrome and celiac disease? In a study, 14.7% of Sjögren’s syndrome patients were found to have celiac disease and 11.8% of non-celiac Sjögren’s syndrome patients were found to have inflamed mucosa in the small intestine. With this knowledge, people who suffer from Sjögren’s syndrome may be […]
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Strong Compliance with Gluten-Free Standards Mean Consumers Can Buy With Confidence

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Strong Compliance with Gluten-Free Standards Mean Consumers Can Buy With Confidence
Recent product testing by the FDA shows overwhelming compliance with FDA’s requirement that foods labeled “gluten-free” have less than 20 parts per million detectable gluten. According to the FDA, more than 99.5 percent of “gluten-free” food products they met the agency’s gluten-free standard, according to Carol D’Lima, a food technologist in FDA’s Office of Nutrition […]
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Canadian Celiac Association Press Release Draws Pushback from General Mills

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Canadian Celiac Association Press Release Draws Pushback from General Mills
A press release by the Canadian Celiac Association announcing a label change for General Mills’ Cheerios is drawing confusion and questions from numerous corners of the gluten-free community. The press release is also drawing pushback from General Mills, which called the CCA press release “inaccurate,” and said it was “not based on facts.” General Mills […]
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