Cost-Effective Screening Of At-Risk Adolescents For Celiac Disease
The current standard practice of screening adolescents who are either symptomatic or at high-risk for celiac disease proves to be more cost-effective than universal screening. Additionally, the strategy is successful in preventing bone loss and fractures in celiac patients, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Screening at-risk adolescents for celiac disease proves cost-effective
(American Gastroenterological Association) The current standard practice of screening adolescents who are either symptomatic or at high-risk for celiac disease proves to be more cost-effective than universal screening. Additionally, the strategy is successful in preventing bone loss and fractures in celiac patients, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Coeliac disease? I'm just lucky to be alive
DURING a 30-year mountaineering career which took him to peaks in some of the world’s most remote places, Joe Simpson developed an iron constitution. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Genetic Basis Of Six Autoimmune Diseases Investigated By Researchers
Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have led the largest sequencing study of human disease to date, investigating the genetic basis of six autoimmune diseases. The exact cause of these diseases - autoimmune thyroid disease, coeliac disease, Crohn's disease, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes - is unknown, but is believed to be a complex combination of genetic and environmental factors. In each disease only a proportion of the heritability is explained by the identified genetic variants... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics Source Type: news

Restaurants get on board with gluten-free cooking
More chefs are learning about celiac disease and adding gluten-free items to their menus. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disney pulls "Jessie" episode that makes fun of gluten-free child
Anger erupts in celiac disease community after a Disney Channel show pokes fun at a kid who can't eat gluten (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celiac Symptoms in Kids Differ with Age (CME/CE)
ORLANDO (MedPage Today) -- Younger children with celiac disease were more likely to present with growth and biochemical abnormalities, while older kids's symptoms were more likely to resemble irritable bowel syndrome, researchers reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 20, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Doctors Are Missing Coeliac Disease, Warns Senior GP, Whose Daughter Has The Condition
"As doctors, we are missing many diagnoses of coeliac disease," warns a senior GP. Attending a parliamentary reception with policy makers to mark Coeliac Awareness Week, Dr Geraint Preest, a GP Principal in Bridgend is calling on doctors to "have a high index of suspicion when patients present with symptoms applicable to coeliac disease." Dr Preest, who has a young daughter with the condition, conducted a study at his practice and was surprised to find that for every five expected cases of coeliac disease, only one case had been diagnosed... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Coeliac sufferer made 'violently sick' at Jamie Oliver restaurant
Jamie Oliver's Italian restaurant chain was fined £8,000 after a woman who told staff three times she was allergic to gluten was served wheat pasta.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wheat: time to eliminate it as the major Western human food staple?
A new paper reviews the evidence as to whether the anti-nutrients in wheat are among the key factors underpinning our chronic disease epidemic (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - May 15, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: Alzheimer & #039;s disease autoimmune diseases cancer cardiovascular disease chronic disease coeliac disease depression diet europe gluten grain gut mucosa infection inflammation international lectin Leo Pruimboom LGI Source Type: news

Managing Celiac Disease in Kids: It Takes a VillageManaging Celiac Disease in Kids: It Takes a Village
Is diet elimination sufficient? CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Good Diet Helps People Manage Celiac Disease
Title: Good Diet Helps People Manage Celiac DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/10/2013 2:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 5/13/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - May 13, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Why All The Buzz About Gluten-Free
Today, gluten-free products and diets are all the rage. In fact, a recent study finds as many as 1.6 million Americans avoid gluten, even though they haven’t been diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Although there is no harm in eliminating gluten from your diet, doctors say there is no reason to avoid it—unless you’re one of the two million people who cannot tolerate the proteins. “Gluten is bad for some people, but certainly not all,” explains Michelle Nacouzi, MD, a primary care physician at Duke Primary Care Brier Creek. “So unless you’ve been diagnosed with ce...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - May 4, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Primary Care Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Celiac Disease and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: An Immune LinkCeliac Disease and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: An Immune Link
What do scientists know about the connection between celiac disease and primary biliary cirrhosis, and how does this knowledge translate into treatement strategies for both diseases? Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 3, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

High Celiac Disease Antibodies During Pregnancy Increase Risk For Low Birth Weight Babies
Pregnant women with mid to high levels of antibodies common in patients with celiac disease are at risk for having babies with reduced fetal weight and birth weight, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. The antibody tissue transglutaminase (anti-tTG) is most commonly found in patients with celiac disease... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Pregnant women with high celiac disease antibodies are at risk for low birth weight babies
(American Gastroenterological Association) Pregnant women with mid to high levels of antibodies common in patients with celiac disease are at risk for having babies with reduced fetal weight and birth weight, according to a new study in Gastroenterology. The antibody tissue transglutaminase is most commonly found in patients with celiac disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 29, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Is Intestinal Biopsy Required to Diagnose Celiac Disease?Is Intestinal Biopsy Required to Diagnose Celiac Disease?
Do patients necessarily need to undergo an intestinal biopsy in order to get a correct diagnosis of celiac disease? This new study investigates. BMC Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Lifecoach: what IVF options does the NHS offer?
Our health experts answer your questions. This week: starting IVF and try-before-you-buy gym equipment.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ivf lifecoach celiac disease stroke exercise health advice Source Type: news

Lifecoach: what IVF options does the NHS offer?
Our health experts answer your questions. This week: starting IVF and try-before-you-buy gym equipment.     (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - April 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ivf lifecoach celiac disease stroke exercise health advice Source Type: news

The Management of Refractory Celiac DiseaseThe Management of Refractory Celiac Disease
What is the best way to treat refractory celiac disease in patients that don't respond to gluten withdrawal? This new study discusses. Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 15, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

An Online Intervention Appears to Enhance Adherence to a Gluten-free Diet in Celiac Disease
A new study validates online delivery as an effective means of promoting dietary adherence celiac disease, and this method may prove effective across diets for patients with obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. (Source: Consultant Live)
Source: Consultant Live - April 14, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sensitive to Gluten?
I know I don't have celiac disease (I've been tested), but I think that some of my health problems including headaches and fatigue are due to a sensitivity to gluten. Do you think a gluten-free diet would help? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - April 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential benefits of a gluten-free diet
In the trendy world of popular diets, the latest catchphrase is gluten-free. This eating style is absolutely essential for people with celiac disease, who can't tolerate even small amounts of the protein gluten, which is found in grains such as wheat, rye, and barley. As many as two million Americans may have celiac disease, though only 300,000 or so have been diagnosed with it. Many people without celiac disease are also following a gluten-free diet, reports the April 2013 Harvard Health Letter. "It's a popular diet of the moment, but it really does seem to provide some improvement in gastrointestinal problems for a ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Verifying That Sorghum Is A New Safe Grain For People With Celiac Disease
Strong new biochemical evidence exists showing that the cereal grain sorghum is a safe food for people with celiac disease, who must avoid wheat and certain other grains, scientists are reporting. Their study, which includes molecular evidence that sorghum lacks the proteins toxic to people with celiac disease, appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Intolerance Source Type: news

"Food-Grade" Sorghums, A New Safe Grain For People With Celiac Disease
Strong new biochemical evidence exists showing that the cereal grain sorghum is a safe food for people with celiac disease, who must avoid wheat and certain other grains, scientists are reporting. Their study, which includes molecular evidence that sorghum lacks the proteins toxic to people with celiac disease, appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Intolerance Source Type: news

Verifying that sorghum is a new safe grain for people with celiac disease
(American Chemical Society) Strong new biochemical evidence exists showing that the cereal grain sorghum is a safe food for people with celiac disease, who must avoid wheat and certain other grains, scientists are reporting. Their study, which includes molecular evidence that sorghum lacks the proteins toxic to people with celiac disease, appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Is Gluten-Free the Way to Be?
If you've been considering going gluten-free, you're not alone. Millions of Americans are feeling the effects of gluten sensitivity and a smaller number actually have celiac disease. Gluten is in many products we eat and our overexposure to gluten may explain this increase in gluten sensitivity.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - March 30, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Carolyn C. Ross, M.D., M.P.H. Tags: Diet autoimmune disorder celiac Celiac disease changing preferences depression digestion food manufacturers frito lay gas bloating General Mills gluten gluten free diet gluten free foods gluten free products Gluten-free int Source Type: news

Celiac diagnoses rose during 2000s: study
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of Americans diagnosed with celiac disease continued to rise over the past decade but leveled off in 2004, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Celiac Diagnoses Rose During 2000s
The number of Americans diagnosed with celiac disease continued to rise over the past decade but leveled off in 2004, according to a new study.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Page: Celiac Disease (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celiac Diagnoses Rose During 2000s: StudyCeliac Diagnoses Rose During 2000s: Study
In a sample of people in Olmsted County, Minnesota, between 2000 and 2010, the number of new cases of celiac disease increased from about 11 people per 100,000 to about 17 people per 100,000. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

At-Home Genetic Test Reveals Risk Of Developing Common Diseases
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Recognizing Celiac Disease in KidsRecognizing Celiac Disease in Kids
A child with celiac disease can present in myriad ways. Would you recognize them? CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Going Gluten-Free: Value Beyond Celiac Disease? Going Gluten-Free: Value Beyond Celiac Disease?
Increasing numbers of individuals without celiac disease report relief of GI symptoms with a gluten-free diet. What's the evidence behind it? Dr. David Johnson offers commentary and clinical guidance. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

All Wales guide to prescribing gluten-free products
Source: All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) Area: News The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) has published a guide on prescribing gluten free products. The guide aims to support general practitioners and other healthcare professionals in Wales in the management of patients with coeliac disease, and aid the decision-making process in relation to prescribing Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances (ACBS)-approved gluten-free foods. (Source: NeLM - News)
Source: NeLM - News - March 1, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Migraine Increased in Celiac and Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseMigraine Increased in Celiac and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Although the higher incidence in celiac patients was partly expected, the increase among patients with inflammatory bowel disease was a surprise. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 28, 2013 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Envisioning an End to the Gluten-Free Diet?
A possible antidote to gluten--and an identity crisis for those with Celiac disease (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - February 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tax-Time Tip: Gluten-Free Costs May be Tax Deductible
(HealthCastle.com) It's income tax time again, so I thought I'd share one tip you may not know about that could help you save a few dollars on your tax bill. If you're a diagnosed celiac patient, you can claim the "incremental cost" of gluten-free products as a medical expense. Read on to learn what that means – and if you're eligible to make the claim. read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - February 26, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Early Exposure to Gluten May Help Babies Avoid Celiac Risk: Study
Swedish experts say introducing grain-based foods at 4 months, while still breast-feeding, may cut risk (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Exposure to Gluten May Help Babies Avoid Celiac Risk
Swedish experts say introducing grain-based foods at 4 months, while still breast-feeding, may cut risk Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Celiac Disease, Infant and Newborn Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Exposure to Gluten May Help Babies Avoid Celiac Risk: Study
Title: Early Exposure to Gluten May Help Babies Avoid Celiac Risk: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/19/2013 10:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - February 19, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Cut Red Tape And Stop Doctor Prescriptions Of Gluten Free Foods On NHS
The time has come for doctors to stop prescribing gluten free foods to patients allergic to wheat gluten - known as coeliac disease - and for the NHS to find a better way to support patients, says an editorial in the independent review of medical treatment, the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB). The process is outmoded and costly, argues DTB. And what's more, it's adding a layer of unnecessary red tape to the NHS, which takes up healthcare professionals' time and is unhelpful to patients... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Primary Care / General Practice Source Type: news

Call to halt prescriptions for gluten free food
Process is ‘outmoded’ and costs NHS £27million yearlyRelated items from OnMedicaFast food linked to asthma, eczema and rhinitis in childrenDoctor, do I have a food allergy?Cosmetics expose coeliac sufferers to glutenCommercial weight-loss plan beats GP service (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 14, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

DTB questions current arrangements for supply of gluten free food
Source: DTB Area: News Gluten-free staples such as bread and flour were first made available on prescription in the late 1960s. Figures from 2011 show that the NHS in England spent £27 million on gluten-free food. With growing pressure on primary care budgets, and increasing awareness and availability of gluten-free food in shops and supermarkets, this article in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) questions whether the current arrangements for supplying such products is appropriate.   It notes the different arrangements across PCTs for supply of gluten-free foods, but which still leaves the supply pro...
Source: NeLM - News - February 14, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Could This Patient Have 'Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity'?Could This Patient Have 'Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity'?
Increasing numbers of individuals are convinced that their gastrointestinal symptoms are caused by gluten -- and relieved by a gluten-free diet. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Ask the Expert Source Type: news

A Pill So People With Celiac Disease Can Eat Freely?
Title: A Pill So People With Celiac Disease Can Eat Freely?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/8/2013 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/11/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - February 11, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

More Gluten In New Wheat Probably Not Responsible For Increase In Celiac Disease
No clear evidence exists to support the idea that celiac disease is increasing in prevalence because farmers are growing strains of wheat that contain more gluten. That's the conclusion of an article in the ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Donald D. Kasarda cites evidence that the incidence of celiac disease increased during the second half of the 20th century. Some estimates indicate that the disease is 4 times more common today... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Intolerance Source Type: news

A Pill So People With Celiac Disease Can Eat Freely?
Scientists engineer an enzyme to stop the disease-causing process in a test tube, but more research is needed (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diarrhea and Diet
(HealthCastle.com) When occasional diarrhea strikes, it may due to a virus infection (commonly known as stomach flu) or food poisoning. Sometimes, allergies or medications may trigger diarrhea.  Other times, it may due to undiagnosed conditions such as diverticulitis, lactose intolerance, celiac disease, etc. read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - February 7, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

15th International Celiac Disease Symposium will unveil new research, dispel gluten-free myths
(University of Chicago Medical Center) Scientists, practitioners, students and patients from around the world will gather in Chicago from Sept. 22 to 25, 2013, for the 15th International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS). Hosted by the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, ICDS 2013 is a unique opportunity for the global celiac disease community to share new developments regarding the world's most common genetic autoimmune disease, affecting nearly 1 in 100 people living with the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mucosal Healing and Mortality in Celiac DiseaseMucosal Healing and Mortality in Celiac Disease
Is there an established connection between mucosal healing and death rates in patients with celiac disease? Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news