FDA requires "gluten-free" foods meet new gov't standards
New definition of "gluten-free" foods will help 3 million Americans with celiac disease make safe choices, says FDA chief (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Gluten-Free?
Source: Food and Drug Administration Related MedlinePlus Page: Celiac Disease (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

F.D.A. Sets Standard for Foods Labeled Gluten Free
Health officials said the step would help the three million Americans with celiac disease and bring uniformity to the $4 billion market for gluten-free foods.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By SABRINA TAVERNISE Tags: Food and Drug Administration Labeling and Labels Massachusetts General Hospital Celiac Disease Gluten Taylor, Michael R Source Type: news

F.D.A. Sets A Standard On Labeling ‘Gluten Free’
Health officials said the step would help the three million Americans with celiac disease and bring uniformity to the $4 billion market for gluten-free foods.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By SABRINA TAVERNISE Tags: Food and Drug Administration Labeling and Labels Massachusetts General Hospital Celiac Disease Gluten Taylor, Michael R Source Type: news

Ask an Expert: Answers About Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 3
Dr. Vivian P. Bykerk, a rheumatologist, answers questions about new tests and treatments, diet and medications.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By THE NEW YORK TIMES Tags: Google Inc GOOG NASDAQ Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Autoimmune Diseases Baby Boomers Pain Celiac Disease Methotrexate (Drug) Gluten Age, Chronological Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Biohit announces fingertip celiac test, shares up
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish biotechnology firm Biohit announced a new test that allows diagnosis of celiac disease from a fingertip blood sample without endoscopy, sending its shares up more than 5 percent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Worldwide Variation in the Frequency of Celiac DiseaseWorldwide Variation in the Frequency of Celiac Disease
What is the worldwide data on the number of people with celiac disease, and how does the disease present in patients from different racial and ethnic backgrounds? Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour Review
(HealthCastle.com).  Last summer, I had a treasured friend come stay with me.  She also has celiac disease.  A diagnosis of celiac disease means a gluten free diet… for life.  Celiac disease is an autoimmune medical condition where the small intestine is damaged by something called gluten.  Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and triticale, and is what helps give bread and other baked goods structure and prevents crumbling.  This feature has made gluten a popular component in processed and packaged foods.  read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by...
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - July 29, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

The Association Between Celiac Disease and EoE The Association Between Celiac Disease and EoE 
Could children and adults with celiac disease also be prone to developing eosinophilic esophagitis? This new study explores the possible connections. BMC Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

When In Rome Use the Criteria
Discussion Functional gastrointestinal diseases are very common problems throughout the lifespan. Estimates vary but around 13-38% of children and adolescents have weekly abdominal pain and 24% have chronic abdominal pain that last more than 8 weeks. Chronic abdominal pain was extensively studied by John Apley in the 1950′s and since then newer criteria have been developed for distinguishing various types of abdominal pain. See Learning Point below. A thorough history and physical examination is needed to distinguish these different types of abdominal pain and to evaluate for organic causes. Warning signs of potenti...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 22, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Improvements in gluten-free products offered by new technologies and ingredients
New technologies and ingredients are improving the taste, appearance and nutritional content of gluten-free food products, a market that is expected to grow to $6 billion by 2017, according to a presentation at the 2013 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo® in Chicago. An estimated one in 133 Americans has celiac disease, an immune disorder triggered by the ingestion of gluten peptides found in wheat, barley and rye, said Joseph Baumert, Ph.D... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Intolerance Source Type: news

Gluten-free diet more popular than ever, but who really needs it?
Dr. Jon LaPook breaks down gluten-free diets, and the difference between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Gluten-free diet more popular than ever, but who really needs it?
CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook explains what celiac disease is and whether people who don't have it would benefit from a gluten-free diet. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?
Candidates include people with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or those with a wheat allergy (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Responses to Gluten Challenge in Adults With Celiac DiseaseResponses to Gluten Challenge in Adults With Celiac Disease
This study examines the kinetics of responses to gluten that occur in adults with celiac disease undergoing a 14-day gluten challenge. Gut (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gluten Sensitivity Linked to AutismGluten Sensitivity Linked to Autism
Some children with autism demonstrate an increased immune reactivity to gluten that is unrelated to celiac disease. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Symptoms and Reduced Quality of Life in Celiac DiseaseSymptoms and Reduced Quality of Life in Celiac Disease
How can clinicians predict symptoms in patients with celiac disease, and how could this help them to assist patients with long-term management of the disease? BMC Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Celiac Disease Shouldn't Keep Family From BBQ Fun: Experts
Title: Celiac Disease Shouldn't Keep Family From BBQ Fun: ExpertsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/4/2013 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - July 5, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

UChicago Celiac Disease Center to host international symposium
(University of Chicago Medical Center) The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is hosting the 15th International Celiac Disease Symposium on Sept. 22-25, 2013 in Chicago. The symposium is the largest celiac disease and gluten-related disorders conference in the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Special New Canary Seed Ideal For Gluten-Free Diets
A new variety of canary seeds bred specifically for human consumption qualifies as a gluten-free cereal that would be ideal for people with celiac disease (CD), scientists have confirmed in a study published in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Joyce Irene Boye and colleagues point out that at least 3 million people in the United States alone have CD. They develop gastrointestinal and other symptoms from eating wheat, barley, rye and other grains that contain gluten-related proteins... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Intolerance Source Type: news

Higher antibodies to gluten proteins in children with autism
NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they found elevated antibodies to gluten proteins of wheat in children with autism, but no connection to celiac disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elevated gluten antibodies found in children with autism but no link to celiac disease
(Columbia University Medical Center) Elevated antibodies to gluten proteins of wheat found in children with autism in comparison to those without autism. Results of a new study also indicated an association between the elevated antibodies and the presence of gastrointestinal symptoms in the affected children. They did not find any connection, however, between the elevated antibodies and celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder known to be triggered by gluten. The results were e-published in the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New canary seed is ideal for gluten-free diets in celiac disease
(American Chemical Society) A new variety of canary seeds bred specifically for human consumption qualifies as a gluten-free cereal that would be ideal for people with celiac disease, scientists have confirmed in a study published in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Allergic And Autoimmune Diseases Connected, Implications For The Development Of New Therapies To Target Cancer
A group of scientists has discovered that a gene called Bach2 may play a central role in the development of a range of allergic and autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, asthma, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, and type-1 diabetes. The research has implications for the development of new therapies to target cancer... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

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