Vatican Refuses to Go Gluten Free at Communion
Breads made with rice, potato, tapioca or other flours in place of wheat aren ’ t allowed for communion, Vatican says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SEWELL CHAN Tags: Roman Catholic Church Gluten Celiac Disease mustum Christians and Christianity Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Source Type: news

Gluten intolerance may be wildly over-diagnosed, warns nutritionist
(Natural News) Listen up: You are more likely to experience allergic reactions from eating fruits and vegetables than gluten, according to a paper published in the Clinical & Experimental Allergy. Although many claim that they’re allergic to gluten, the study showed that only one percent of people actually have a reaction to wheat compared to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gluten-free beer from Witkop teff grains
(American Chemical Society) For celiac patients and others on gluten-free diets, it seems like gluten is everywhere -- cakes, cookies and breads. It's even in most beers. But now, one team reports in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that beers made with Witkop teff grains may be a good alternative to traditionally brewed barley beers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gluten Consumption in Non-Celiac Adults and Risk of CHD Gluten Consumption in Non-Celiac Adults and Risk of CHD
This study looked at the possible risks and benefits of a gluten-free diet as it relates to coronary heart disease.The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Enzyme Supplement Protects Gluten-sensitive Patients Enzyme Supplement Protects Gluten-sensitive Patients
An enzyme that degrades gluten in the stomach and duodenum might help people with gluten sensitivity who unintentionally consume wheat or other grains avoid troublesome GI symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News 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

Enzyme Supplement May Protect Gluten-sensitive Patients Enzyme Supplement May Protect Gluten-sensitive Patients
The enzyme aspergillus niger-derived prolyl endoprotease (AN-PEP) breaks down small amounts of gluten within the digestive system, which may protect gluten-sensitive patients from suffering GI symptoms after unintentional gluten exposure, say researchers from Sweden.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News 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

Medical News Today: Gluten-free foods may not be healthful, study warns
A new study suggests that gluten-free products have poor nutritional value, compared with their gluten-containing counterparts. This may mislead consumers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet 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

Medical News Today: New enzyme blocks gluten, relieves symptoms of gluten intolerance
Taking an enzyme tablet blocks gluten from entering the small intestine, new study finds, significantly improving symptoms in gluten-sensitive patients. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

A unique enzyme could be a game-changer for gluten-sensitive patients
(Digestive Disease Week) Researchers have found that taking an enzyme tablet while consuming foods containing gluten prevents a significant amount of it from entering the small intestine. This could enable gluten-sensitive patients to ingest small quantities of gluten without experiencing symptoms, such as bloating, diarrhea and abdominal pain. The encouraging results from the enzyme known as aspergillus niger-derived prolyl endoprotease (AN-PEP) were presented at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal 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

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

Eating Gluten-Free Without a Medical Reason?
TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 -- Eating " gluten-free " when there's no medical need to do so won't boost your heart health -- and might even harm it, a new study warns. Gluten-free diets have soared in popularity in recent years. But, shunning gluten has no... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 2, 2017 Category: Journals (General) 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

Suspected NCGS Confirmed in Few After Gluten Challenge Suspected NCGS Confirmed in Few After Gluten Challenge
This article discusses the potential flaws of currently recommended gluten challenge studies for suspected nonceliac gluten sensitivity.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 7, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article 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

Gluten free rice-flour bread could revolutionize global bread production
100% natural, 100% gluten free - get ready for the battle of the grain. Researchers have resolved the science behind a new bread-baking recipe. The method for making gluten-free bread uses rice-flour to produce bread with a similar consistency and volume to traditional wheat-flour loaves. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gluten-free foods found saturated with glyphosate weed killer: Video documentary reveals shocking details that may make you question gluten-free
(Natural News) In recent laboratory tests, many gluten-free foods were found to containing alarmingly high levels of glyphosate weed killer, a chemical described as a “probable carcinogen” by a scientific subgroup of the World Health Organization. Gluten-free foods are widely consumed by people who aren’t even gluten sensitive in the first place. As I explain... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low gluten diets linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes
Diets higher in gluten were associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Study participants who ate less gluten tended to eat less cereal fiber, a known protective factor for developing type 2 diabetes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Too little gluten in our diet may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes
New research suggests people who do not have gluten intolerance but are still on a low-gluten diet may expose themselves to the risk of type 2 diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Downside to Gluten-Free Diets: Diabetes Risk?
THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 -- " Gluten-free " may be the latest diet fad, but new research casts some doubt on its presumed health benefits. In a large study of U.S. health professionals, scientists found that those with the least gluten in their diets... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 9, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Gluten-free diets: Are they beneficial?
Over the past few decades, millions of people around the world have distanced themselves from gluten, eliminating gluten sources from their diets, even if their doctors haven't recommended they do so. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Downside of Gluten Free
People eating a gluten-free diet had higher blood levels of arsenic and mercury. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Gluten Mercury (Metal) Hazardous and Toxic Substances Diet and Nutrition Arsenic Source Type: news

The Number Of Americans Going Gluten-Free Has Tripled Since 2009 [Infographic]
A study has found that more Americans are turning their backs on eating gluten despite the fact that the prevalence of celiac disease has remained flat since 2009. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder affecting the small intestine, caused by a reaction to gluten, proteins found in wheat and other [...] (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Niall McCarthy, Contributor Source Type: news

Gluten-Free Diet Does Not Repair Intestinal Damage in Some Kids Gluten-Free Diet Does Not Repair Intestinal Damage in Some Kids
One in five children with celiac disease have evidence of celiac enteropathy on biopsy after 1 year on a gluten-free diet, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 11, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

‘ The Most Popular Diet Ever ’ : Why Going Gluten-Free Is Risky ‘ The Most Popular Diet Ever ’ : Why Going Gluten-Free Is Risky
Experts discuss the increasing trend among Americans to eliminate or reduce the amount of gluten in their diet and why it may not be right for everyone.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 2, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

You can't always trust the label: Some products assumed to be non-gluten still contain gluten
(NaturalNews) Just because a food product doesn't contain wheat, rye, barley, or one of the other common gluten offenders as a labeled ingredient on the package doesn't necessarily mean that it's gluten-free. New research by a reputable gluten watchdog group found that many seemingly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fecal Test Shows Gluten-Free Compliance in Celiac Disease Fecal Test Shows Gluten-Free Compliance in Celiac Disease
Almost a third of celiac disease patients purportedly on a gluten-free diet showed gluten immunogenic peptides (GIP) in their stools, according to Spanish and U.S. researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 7, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Labels Don't Always Guarantee Foods Are Free of Gluten Labels Don't Always Guarantee Foods Are Free of Gluten
Some foods that don't appear to contain wheat or gluten based on package labeling may still have trace amounts of these ingredients, a company-funded study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 3, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Food Labelled Gluten Free May Still Contain Gluten
Study finds some foods labelled gluten-free do not comply with Australian standard that requires GF-labelled foods to contain no detectable gluten (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - October 3, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Warnings - Alerts & Advisories Source Type: news

Celiac disease: 5 things parents need to know
Dr. Dascha Weir, associate director, Boston Children’s Celiac Disease Program It may be difficult for parents to hear that their child has a chronic illness. When the diagnosis is celiac disease (CD), an autoimmune disorder caused by an intolerance to gluten, there is good news. CD is treatable by changes in diet. How it works: When food enters the stomach, it’s broken down into tiny digestible particles, which then travel through the small intestine. The small intestine is lined with villi — tiny finger-like projections that absorb nutrients from the food passing through. In celiac disease...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 28, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & Conditions celiac disease Dr. Dascha Weir gluten intolerance Source Type: news

Consumer Health Tips: How healthy is gluten-free?
Is gluten-free a healthy way to eat? A gluten-free diet is recommended for some specific medical reasons, including celiac disease and gluten sensitivy. Beyond this, there's little evidence that a gluten-free diet offers any particular health benefits, but it can  be a healthy way to eat, depending on your food choices. *** Also in today's tips [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 27, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Ask JJ: How To Go Gluten-Free?
Ask JJ: After years of painful bloating, skin breakouts, and joint pain, I finally figured out that I'm gluten intolerant. How do I go gluten-free? Not only do you not need gluten nutritionally, you're better off without it! Eating gluten-free can positively affect your energy, weight, and focus, plus reduce your risk for common inflammatory diseases. If you're ready to ditch gluten, the five strategies below can make the transition easier. In fact, you'll be amazed at how quickly you adjust your habits and food choices. Just remember that there's no going halfway when you're eliminating gluten. Even trace amounts ca...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's Behind the Gluten-Free Trend?
These days, a gluten-free lifestyle has become one of the most popular diet trends in the U.S. One in five people now reduce or eliminate gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley or rye, in their diet, according to a 2015 Gallup poll. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gluten Intolerance: Signs and Symptoms
With gluten intolerance, the reaction to eating gluten is not the same as with celiac disease, but symptoms are similar. Learn more about the signs here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Intolerance Source Type: news

Gluten-Free Diet Becoming More Common Even if Celiac Disease Isn't Gluten-Free Diet Becoming More Common Even if Celiac Disease Isn't
More people in the U.S. are on gluten-free diets even though the proportion of Americans with celiac disease held steady from 2009 to 2014, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Gluten-free foods can relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome | Letters
Arwa Mahdawi (My plea for gluten tolerance, 7 September) appears to be unaware that many people requesting gluten-free foods are suffering from food intolerances. Such sufferers do not have coeliac disease, which is an example of food hypersensitivity. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is such a condition that can be much relieved by the low-Fodmap (fermentable, oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) diet as described by Monash University, based on the work of Dr Sue Shepherd and Dr Peter Gibson.The research includes the group of poorly absorbed short-chain carbohydrates, which include lactose, fructos...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Nutrition Diets and dieting Health Human biology Society Life and style Chemistry Science Source Type: news

More Americans are eating gluten-free despite not having celiac disease
Percentage of the population avoiding gluten but not having disorder more than tripled between 2009 and 2014, possibly due to diet trends and marketingAn increasing number of Americans are eating gluten-free despite not having celiac disease, the main medical reason for adopting such a diet.Between 2009-10, when 0.52% of the population ate gluten-free despite not having celiac disease, and 2013-14, when 1.69% did so, the proportion more than tripled, according to anew study published on Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nicole Puglise Tags: Health Diets and dieting US news New Jersey New York Food & drink Society Science Source Type: news

Number of Americans on Gluten-Free Diet Tripled in 5 Years
TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 -- Gluten-free diets seem to be the latest fad, yet the number of people being diagnosed with celiac disease hasn't budged, new research shows. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder, in which foods containing gluten... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 6, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Gluten sensitivity caused by cereal grains responsible for sickening 10 million Americans
(NaturalNews) An estimated 18 million Americans suffer from non-celiac gluten sensitivity, a condition preventing the tolerance of gluten, which is a substance commonly found in cereal grains (particularly wheat) that creates elasticity in dough.Gluten sensitivity causes symptoms... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to Detect Gluten on the Go? There's a Device for That Want to Detect Gluten on the Go? There's a Device for That
A California startup has developed a portable technology that will allow consumers to test their food for gluten on the go.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 31, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Want to detect gluten on the go? There ’ s a device for that
(Reuters) – A California startup has developed a portable technology that will allow consumers to test their food for gluten on the go. “Even when you go out and see these labeled menu items, you are still playing Russian roulette,” said Shireen Yates, co-founder and chief executive of NIMA, which was founded in 2013. Designed in San Francisco by a team from MIT, Stanford, Google and Nike, NIMA can analyze any type of food or beverage for gluten down to 20 parts per million, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classification for gluten-free products. “There is still cross contamination, ther...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Diagnostics Nima Source Type: news

Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity:'Celiac Lite' Disease? Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity:'Celiac Lite' Disease?
A subset of patients with non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) may actually have a form of celiac disease, researchers in Spain report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?
FRIDAY, July 29, 2016, -- Gluten sensitivity appears to be a real medical problem, and not a figment of the popular imagination conjured up by the gluten-free craze, a new study contends. Some people suffer changes within their bodies after eating... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 29, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Following Gluten-Free Diet for Celiac Disease
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: If someone has been diagnosed with celiac disease but has never had any symptoms, would eating a gluten-free diet still be necessary? ANSWER: Following a strict gluten-free diet is important for anyone who has celiac disease, even if the disorder does not trigger any symptoms. Eating gluten when you have celiac disease [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Gluten Allergy Masks Other Problem
Medic 71, an ALS ambulance, is dispatched on a Delta-level response for a 58-year-old female patient with a "hemorrhage" at about 9 p.m., with "blood in the patient's stool following possible ingestion of gluten." The paramedics wonder if the call has possibly been over-triaged as an emergent response. Nonetheless, they arrive at the single-family residence a few minutes behind a police officer who's been sent to assist. The paramedics grab their ALS bag and cardiac monitor and are met by a woman who identifies herself as the patient's daughter. "She's downstairs on the bed," the daughter expl...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Chris Kaiser, NREMT-P Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news