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Doctors Once Thought Bananas Cured Celiac Disease. They Saved Kids' Lives — At A Cost
In the early 20th century, kids with the disease faced severe malnutrition, even death. The banana-based diet doctors came up with seemed to cure them — but led kids back to foods that made them sick.(Image credit: AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill Neimark Source Type: news

Heterogeneous Lab Ref Values Hamper Dx of Pediatric Celiac Disease Heterogeneous Lab Ref Values Hamper Dx of Pediatric Celiac Disease
Heterogeneous upper limits of normal for anti-tissue transglutaminase (anti-tTG) hamper the diagnosis of pediatric celiac disease using the revised ESPGHAN (European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) guidelines, according to a new survey.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Vegetarian diet could cut obesity risk
Strongest vegetarian diet results in 43% smaller risk of obesity Related items fromOnMedica Mediterranean diet reduces brain shrinkage in elderly Sponsorship and ad bans needed to tackle child obesity Gluten-free diet not recommended for people without coeliac disease Study casts doubts on alternate-day fasting diet Obesity may skew results of rheumatoid arthritis blood tests in women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Villus Atrophy in Celiac Disease Patients on Gluten-free Diet Villus Atrophy in Celiac Disease Patients on Gluten-free Diet
Symptoms persist in many celiac disease patients despite a gluten-free diet. What factors might contribute to the risk for persistent villus atrophy?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

People with parkinsonism die on average sooner than others
Patients with synucleinopathies died about two years earlier than people without Related items fromOnMedica Somalia heading for cycle of hunger and disease, says WHO Gluten-free diet not recommended for people without coeliac disease Birth weight linked to fatty liver disease UK to double spending on tropical diseases Clues to why air pollution raises risk of heart disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Americans Claim Gluten Sensitivity More Than Others
CHICAGO— Avoiding gluten is a worldwide phenomenon, but the reasons why people do so vary, a new study finds. And in the United States, it’s more common for people to say that they avoid the protein because they have a gluten sensitivity, compared with other countries. In the study, the researchers looked at the relative rates of the two main reasons that people give for avoiding gluten: that they have celiac disease and that they have a gluten sensitivity. People with celiac disease can’t digest gluten normally. When they eat it, the protein prompts the immune system to attack the small intestine, leadin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibody-based Strategy Might Allow Biopsy-free Diagnosis of Pediatric Celiac Disease Antibody-based Strategy Might Allow Biopsy-free Diagnosis of Pediatric Celiac Disease
A strategy based on antibodies might make it possible to diagnose pediatric celiac disease without the need for biopsy in some patients, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 12, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

ImmusanT publishes positive data from Phase 1 trials of Nexvax2 in celiac disease patients
(MacDougall Biomedical Communications, Inc.) ImmusanT announces the publication of positive data from Phase 1 clinical trials of the Nexvax2 therapeutic vaccine in celiac disease patients in The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gluten-free diet carries increased obesity risk, warn experts
Food adapted for those with coeliac disease often has more fat and less protein, and no benefits to non-sufferers, finds researchSubstituting everyday staples with gluten-free foods could increase the risk of obesity, experts have warned, after finding that such products often contain higher levels of fats than the food they aim to replace.A gluten-free diet is essential to those with coeliac disease – an auto-immune condition that is thought to affect 1% of Europeans – while the regime is also provingincreasingly popular among those without the disease. But while a host of gluten-free products are on the marke...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Diets and dieting Obesity UK news Food & drink industry Health Medical research Science Source Type: news

Gluten free diet: Nine things YOU should know about coeliac disease and intolerance
A GLUTEN-FREE diet is the only option for people living with coeliac disease - an autoimmune disease which is not an allergy or food intolerance. It is caused by a reaction to gluten which is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Signs that you might have coeliac disease
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder where gluten causes damage to the small intestine. There are 12 symptoms of the disease that could lead to diagnosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gluten-free warning: Ditching bread could knock YEARS off your life
GLUTEN-FREE diets have risen in popularity in recent years thanks to weight loss claims and celebrity fans, but new research said it could harm your heart health if you ’re not coeliac. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celiac sufferers and gluten-free fanatics CAN eat oats
People with celiac disease have to avoid most grains since they attack the intestines. But a new study has found oats don't contain the same celiac-provoking protein found in other grains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Esophageal Eosinophilia Not Part of Pediatric Celiac Disease Esophageal Eosinophilia Not Part of Pediatric Celiac Disease
Eosinophilic eosinophilia (EE) appears not to be a manifestation of celiac disease (CD) in children. The two conditions should thus be treated separately, according to Israeli researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

8 Things You Need To Know About Your Body's Energy Levels
By Hallie Levine Your energy makeover starts now It’s no wonder so many of us struggle with energy issues. We go, go, go from morning to night, running on little but grit and caffeine. But it doesn’t have to be that way! “The reality is, you can get a real boost by making a few simple changes,” says Nada Milosavljevic, MD, director of the integrative health program at Massachusetts General Hospital. That’s why we put together this complete guide to all-day energy: It’s packed with proven strategies that will keep you powered up as you plow through your to-do list. You’ll also learn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating pure oats may be okay for celiac sufferers
(Reuters Health) - People with celiac disease have to avoid most grains, but oats may be an exception that ’s safe, according to a recent research review, so long as the oats are uncontaminated by traces of other grains. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Low-gluten diet linked to heart attack risk
Conclusion This study has found that while overall gluten consumption in people without coeliac disease may not be related to heart disease risk, avoiding whole grains (wheat, barley and rye) in order to avoid gluten may be associated with increased heart disease risk. This study has several strengths, including its large size, the fact that data was collected prospectively and diet assessed at several time-points, the long period of follow up, and that it took into account a wide range of potential confounders. As with all studies of this type, it is possible that other factors may affect the results. However, the researc...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Gluten-free diets don't help heart health, might harm it
(Reuters Health) - People who don't have conditions like celiac disease tend to adopt gluten-free diets because of perceived overall health benefits, but a new study says cutting the protein from diets certainly won't benefit heart health. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Man Says Gluten-Free Airline Meal Was Just A Banana With Knife And Fork
A Japanese airline is contesting a British passenger’s claim that he requested the “gluten-free” meal option, only to receive a single banana with a knife, fork and salt packet. Martin Pavelka, who has celiac disease and cannot consume gluten, told The Evening Standard that he received the sad “meal” on an All Nippon Airways flight from Tokyo to Sydney on April 20.  “On this flight, I was left literally speechless,” Pavelka told the Standard. “One single banana arrived.”  But the banana was not actually meant to be a "meal," the airlin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy hearts: Gluten-free diets don't help people without celiac disease, study finds
Gluten-free diets shouldn’t be promoted to prevent heart disease among people without celiac disease, gastroenterologists say following a large U.S. study. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do not avoid gluten unless you have celiac disease, researchers say
A new study looks at the link between long-term gluten consumption and coronary heart disease among people who do not have celiac disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Gluten-Restricted Diets Seem Not to Lower Coronary Risk (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM In people without celiac disease, maintaining a low-gluten diet doesn't decrease cardiac risks, The BMJ reports. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gluten-free diet not recommended for people without coeliac disease
Restricting gluten may lead to low intake of 'heart healthy' whole grains Related items fromOnMedica Dropping ‘low value prescription items’ set to save NHS ‘millions’ Coeliac disease more common in children with IBS Coeliac disease raises risk of developing neuropathy Real food and brisk daily walk best for heart health May be time for Britons to switch to Mediterranean diet, study suggests (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gluten-Free Diet Doesn't Protect Against Heart Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Shouldn't be encouraged in people without celiac disease, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 2, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are oats gluten-free? Know the facts
Oats are high in fiber and full of nutrients, but are they safe for people with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance? Learn more in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Intolerance Source Type: news

Coeliac disease symptoms: Five signs you should AVOID gluten
COELIAC disease is a digestive condition, but many in the UK remain undiagnosed. These are the signs you may have it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No gluten, no problem
Twelve years ago – at ages 5 and 3 – we were diagnosed with celiac disease. This means for the rest of our lives, we can’t eat any gluten whatsoever because it damages our intestines and we become really sick. Celiac disease is a lifelong intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and oats contaminated with gluten from other products. In people with celiac disease, gluten damages the lining of the intestines. This can prevent them from absorbing nutrients and cause a variety of other symptoms. CD is always treatable by changes in diet. Some people don’t eat gluten by choice, b...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 26, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emma and Abby Frank Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories celiac disease Dr. Dascha Weir Source Type: news

Optimizing the Diagnosis of Celiac Disease Optimizing the Diagnosis of Celiac Disease
This review provides a summary of recent advances in the diagnosis of celiac disease, focusing on diagnostic challenges and the phenotypical characterization of celiac subtypes.Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

23andMe is back: FDA allows marketing of genetic health risk tests
[Image courtesy of 23andMe]FDA this month allowed genetic testing company 23andMe to market genetic health risk tests for 10 diseases and conditions including Parkinson’s disease and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The de novo premarket review authorization, announced April 6, also included celiac disease, which results in the inability to digest gluten; alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, which raises the risk of lung and liver disease; early-onset primary dystonia, a movement disorder; factor XI deficiency, a blood clotting disorder; Gaucher disease type 1, a disorder involving organs and tissue; glucose-6-p...
Source: Mass Device - April 21, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Genomics Molecular Diagnostics News Well Regulatory/Compliance 23andme 23andMe Inc. MedTech Source Type: news

Virus linked to food sensitivity
Research in mice showed that a seemingly innocuous virus can provoke immune responses to a dietary protein. The findings suggest how patients with Celiac disease may develop a response to gluten. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Open-capsule Budesonide Improves Refractory Celiac Disease Open-capsule Budesonide Improves Refractory Celiac Disease
Open-capsule budesonide appears to be a safe and effective treatment for most patients with refractory celiac disease, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

A Common Viral Infection Could Trigger Celiac Disease
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Common Viral Infection Could Trigger Celiac Disease
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mild Viral Infection May Trigger Celiac Disease Years Later Mild Viral Infection May Trigger Celiac Disease Years Later
Reovirus infection induced an autoimmune response against gluten in mice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Papers of note in Science 356 (6333)
This week’s articles identify a potential cause for the development of celiac disease and a method for targeting an AMPA receptor agonist to specific neurons. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - April 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: VanHook, A. M. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Typically harmless virus may trigger celiac disease
New research suggests the virus may leave a “permanent mark” on the immune system that sets the body up for developing celiac disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Women with celiac disease twice as likely to develop anorexia
A new, large-scale study finds a link between the diagnoses of anorexia nervosa and celiac disease in almost 18,000 Swedish women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

When Gluten Is The Villain, Could A Common Virus Be The Trigger?
About 30 percent of Americans are predisposed to celiac disease, but only 1 percent get the disease. A new study finds that a common virus may play a role in determining who gets the disease.(Image credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Scientists are closer to developing Coeliac vaccine
Scientists from the University of Chicago have discovered a virus may cause the illness. Exposure to the virus around the time gluten is introduced into a person's diet may cause the agonising symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blackboard: The New Niche: Gluten-Free Dining Halls
Kent State and Cornell University have opened the nation ’ s first certified gluten-free dining halls. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JESSICA BLATT PRESS Tags: Gluten Celiac Disease Allergies Colleges and Universities Cornell University Kent State University Source Type: news

A Surprising Culprit Behind Celiac Disease?
Title: A Surprising Culprit Behind Celiac Disease?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 7, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

[Research Article] Reovirus infection triggers inflammatory responses to dietary antigens and development of celiac disease
Viral infections have been proposed to elicit pathological processes leading to the initiation of T helper 1 (TH1) immunity against dietary gluten and celiac disease (CeD). To test this hypothesis and gain insights into mechanisms underlying virus-induced loss of tolerance to dietary antigens, we developed a viral infection model that makes use of two reovirus strains that infect the intestine but differ in their immunopathological outcomes. Reovirus is an avirulent pathogen that elicits protective immunity, but we discovered that it can nonetheless disrupt intestinal immune homeostasis at inductive and effector sites of o...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Romain Bouziat Source Type: news

[This Week in Science] Viruses compound dietary pathology
Authors: Caroline Ash, Kristen L. Mueller (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Caroline Ash Tags: Celiac Disease Source Type: news

[Perspective] How infection can incite sensitivity to food
Immune tolerance to dietary antigens is key to preventing undesirable responses to innocuous antigens ingested with food. On page 44 of this issue, Bouziat et al. (1) report how viral infection may break oral tolerance to dietary proteins. The findings provide an explanation for the known epidemiological association between viral infections and the onset of food sensitivities, such as celiac disease. The results are of great interest considering the recent increase in prevalence of food allergies and autoimmune disorders, which suggests an unknown environmental risk modifier. Authors: Elena F. Verdu, Alberto Caminero (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Elena F. Verdu Tags: Immunology Source Type: news

A Surprising Culprit Behind Celiac Disease?
Study suggests harmless viruses may set stage for immune system response to the grain protein gluten (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Typically harmless virus may be celiac disease trigger
A typically harmless type of virus might sometimes trigger celiac disease, a new study with mice suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viral Trigger for Celiac Disease?
A common, seemingly benign human virus can trigger an immune response that leads to celiac disease in a mouse model, researchers show.  (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 6, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News, News & Opinion Source Type: news

A Surprising Culprit Behind Celiac Disease?
Study suggests harmless viruses may set stage for immune system response to the grain protein gluten Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Celiac Disease, Viral Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viral Trigger for Celiac Disease?
A common, seemingly benign human virus can trigger an immune response that leads to celiac disease in a mouse model, researchers show. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 6, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion Source Type: news

Study Links Celiac Disease, Anorexia
Title: Study Links Celiac Disease, AnorexiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/4/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 5, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news