Could Meds Contribute To CD Symptoms? Research Suggests So…

During a three-year span, physicians at the Mayo Clinic treated approximately 20 patients with symptoms that closely resembled celiac disease, including chronic diarrhea, weight loss and intestinal inflammation. The puzzling part was that these patients did not respond to a gluten-free diet nor did their blood work come back positive for celiac disease. What did…

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Study suggests refined carbs play a role in food addiction

You’ve probably been there before—sitting in the kitchen, fighting the craving for cake, cookies or ice cream (even gluten-free!), and feeling a bit like an addict. If so, you might find solace in a recent study that suggests refined carbs contribute to a drug-like high and crash similar to that experienced by addicts. This study,…

Celiac Disease and Cardiovascular Disease

If you have celiac disease, you’ve probably been warned that you may be more susceptible to a range of other diseases — osteoporosis, lupus and arthritis to name a few. But don’t hang your head!  A recent study presented at Digestive Disease Week in Chicago, IL suggested that cardiovascular disease, which includes heart failure, coronary artery…

Drug Therapies in the Works to Combat Celiac Disease

Several biopharmaceutical research companies are investigating an early-stage oral therapy for preventing small intestine damage in people with celiac disease. AbbVie, an offshoot of Abbott Labs, acquired the rights to AVL003, an oral therapy that uses recombinant enzymes to break down gluten and lower inflammation in the intestines. Alvine Pharmaceuticals developed AVL003, and AbbVie paid…

Widely Used Method for Gluten Detection in Beer Found Largely Inaccurate

In a study published in the journal PLOS One, Australian scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization reported that the commonly used method of detecting gluten levels in beer is often inaccurate. The researchers examined 60 mainstream beers to see whether their levels of hordein (a common barley-derived type of gluten protein) were accurately…

Spring Birthdays Increases the Risk of Celiac Disease?

If you are into astrology, then supposedly a birth date can tell a lot about a person. If you are into science, then two research studies point to spring and summer birthdays as a potential risk factor for celiac disease (CD). These studies build upon emerging theories that point to the role gluten introduction and…