Will New Tests and Devices Change Celiac Diagnostics and Management?

Will New Tests and Devices Change Celiac Diagnostics and Management?

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Will New Tests and Devices Change Celiac Diagnostics and Management?
The FDA has granted clearance for Immco Diagnostics’ ELISA for celiac disease, and for Roche’s Benchtop Analyzer. What does that mean? Immco’s test is conducted as a solid phase immunoassay and is intended for the qualitative or semiquantitative detection of IgA or IgG antigliadin antibodies in human blood, and thus to aid in diagnosing patients […]
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Agency and Party City Apologize for 'Gross' Gluten-Free pre-Super Bowl Ad

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Agency and Party City Apologize for 'Gross' Gluten-Free pre-Super Bowl Ad
Party City has pulled a controversial advertising spot that provoked outrage in gluten-free community by tagging gluten-free dieters as ‘gross.’ Moreover, both Party City, and the advertising firm behind the pre-Super bowl ad, Hill Holliday, have issued public apologies in an effort to mitigate the outrage caused by its obviously insensitive ad.
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Being Too Vigilant About Gluten-Free Diet Causes Stress in Teens and Adults with Celiac Disease

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Being Too Vigilant About Gluten-Free Diet Causes Stress in Teens and Adults with Celiac Disease
It’s very important that people with celiac disease maintain a gluten-free diet. Still, there has been some data to suggest that some people with celiac disease may be “hyper vigilant” in their approach to a gluten-free diet, and that such extreme vigilance can cause them stress and reduce their overall quality of life. Can a […]
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New Gluten-Free Classifications

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New Gluten-Free Classifications
Gluten sensitivity is a real thing. None other than Alessio Fasano, the renowned celiac researcher at the University of Maryland, has said as much. The problem is, there is not really an accurate way to diagnose it. But now that gluten-free foods are Big Business, generating almost $2.5 billion in US sales in 2010, Fasano […]
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Arsenal's Jack Wilshere says Gluten-Free Diet Has Him in Best Shape Ever

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Arsenal's Jack Wilshere says Gluten-Free Diet Has Him in Best Shape Ever
If you don’t follow Premier League football, or soccer, as it’s known in the States, then you can be excused for missing the recent news that Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is touting a gluten-free diet that, he says, has put him in “the best shape of his career.” After being plagued by injuries the last […]
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More Dates, Sex and Orgasms for Gluten-free Eaters?

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More Dates, Sex and Orgasms for Gluten-free Eaters?
If you have celiac disease, and follow a gluten-free diet by medical necessity, you would likely never regard avoiding gluten as particularly sexy or attractive. Well, you would be wrong. Gluten-free eaters are getting more dates, more sex, and more orgasms, than their non-gluten-free counterparts, according to online dating site Match.com.
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Gluten-Free Foods High in Fat, Salt and Sugar

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Gluten-Free Foods High in Fat, Salt and Sugar
It is perhaps unsurprising that processed gluten-free foods are less nutritious than their gluten-containing counterparts. A study by the University of Hertfordshire surveyed more than 1,700 products from five UK supermarket chains and found that gluten-free foods have more fat, salt and sugar than their gluten-including counterparts, despite consumer perception that they “healthier” options. In […]
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Starbucks Flaunts Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Vegan Snack Options

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Starbucks Flaunts Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Vegan Snack Options
Coffee giant Starbucks is debuting a new line of vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options on menu throughout the UK. The company’s announcement was timed to coincide with ‘Veganuary,’ a month-long promotion of the vegan lifestyle. The inclusion of oat milk to the new menu means that Starbucks now offers four dairy-free alternatives for their hot beverages: oat […]
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Is Kamut Safe for a Gluten-Free Diet?

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Is Kamut Safe for a Gluten-Free Diet?
People with celiac disease must avoid all forms of gluten from wheat, rye, or barley. So, what about Kamut? Is Kamut safe for people with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity? Like Spelt, Kamut is simply another form of wheat that is sometimes wrongly thought to be gluten-free. The short answer is no. Find out why.
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Skewered by Seitan? Vegan, Gluten-Free Food a Flop on Wedding Day

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Skewered by Seitan? Vegan, Gluten-Free Food a Flop on Wedding Day
A lawsuit claims a hotel and other vendors ruined a couple’s vegan wedding feast by serving inappropriate food, including seitan skewers for gluten-free guests; to the tune of one-hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
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The MTHFR Mutation

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The MTHFR Mutation
Have you ever considered being tested for a genetic defect called MTHFR? If you have a family history of heart disease or stroke, migraines, trouble getting pregnant or have a child with Autism you might want to consider reading on to learn more. These are just a few of the list of conditions linked to MTHFR […]
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Can Celiac Patients with Splenic Dysfunction Develop Severe Babesiosis?

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Can Celiac Patients with Splenic Dysfunction Develop Severe Babesiosis?
A team of researchers recently reported a case of a celiac disease patient with splenic dysfunction from resulting in severe babesiosis, a malaria-like parasitic disease caused by infection with Babesia, a genus of Apicomplexa, typically from exposure to tick bites. Although most patients with babesiosis typically have a fever, there can also be non-specific symptoms, […]
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UK Entrepreneur Bets Big on Gluten-Free Cornish Pasties

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UK Entrepreneur Bets Big on Gluten-Free Cornish Pasties
If you’ve never had a Cornish pasty, you really have been missing out. If you have celiac disease or need to eat gluten-free, then you’ve also likely been missing out, because nearly all Cornish pasties are made with wheat flour. In the UK, that is about to change.
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Celiac Disease Treatment TIMP-GLIA Wins Fast Track Status

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Celiac Disease Treatment TIMP-GLIA Wins Fast Track Status
TIMP-GLIA is a new nanoparticle-based celiac disease treatment. Will it work? The FDA has granted Fast track status to maker Cour Pharmaceuticals, so we may know sooner rather than later. Phase 1 studies to assess the safety and tolerability of TIMP-GLIA are currently underway in the United States. TIMP-GLIA works in part by encapsulating a component of […]
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Is Annatto Color Safe for People with Celiac Disease?

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Is Annatto Color Safe for People with Celiac Disease?
So, what about Annatto color? You may know annatto color as one of those common ingredients in food. Annatto color is used to color yellow or orange cheese. To make matters more confusing, annatto color still appears on some old, outdated lists as not gluten-free, and unsafe. Many of these listings of supposedly problematic ingredients […]
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Media Sheep in Hot Pursuit of Flawed Expert Opinion

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Media Sheep in Hot Pursuit of Flawed Expert Opinion
An opinion article by Dr. Di Sabatino and Dr. Corazza in the February 2012 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (1) has unleashed a storm of opinion articles in the popular media that decry the gluten-free diet. The article by these two physicians is mostly reasonable and thoughtful but there are a couple of problems […]
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Is a One Two Punch of Anti-tTG Tests a Reliable Way to Diagnose Celiac Disease?

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Is a One Two Punch of Anti-tTG Tests a Reliable Way to Diagnose Celiac Disease?
To make a clinical diagnosis of celiac disease, doctors use serological testing for IgA antibodies to human tissue transglutaminase (anti-tTG) which indicate celiac disease autoimmunity. However, some tests are more highly sensitive for anti-tTG, while other tests are highly specific. So, is combining two tests a reliable strategy for screening for celiac disease in clinical […]
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Methylation and Celiac Disease

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Methylation and Celiac Disease
Methylation is a biochemical reaction in the human body that requires a variety of nutrients to perform indispensable roles in neurological health, detoxification, amino acid metabolism, gene regulation and vitamin assimilation. Every person with celiac disease needs to have their methylation variants tested by their physician so they can achieve good health. How well your […]
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Can Antigliadin IgA Testing Spot Psoriasis Patients Likely to Benefit from a Gluten-free Diet?

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Can Antigliadin IgA Testing Spot Psoriasis Patients Likely to Benefit from a Gluten-free Diet?
Numerous clinicians have reported higher levels of celiac disease markers in their patients with psoriasis. A number of researchers believe that some psoriasis patients suffer from asymptomatic celiac disease, and a number of patients have reported symptom improvements with gluten-free diets. A team of researchers recently set out to determine the prevalence of antigliadin IgA […]
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