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Goodbye 'Gluten-Free'? Celiac Disease Vaccine May Make It Possible

Posted 4 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 – People with celiac disease must follow a very restrictive diet, but an experimental vaccine may offer many of them the freedom to eat more normally. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder. If someone with the disease eats gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley and rye – it can damage the small intestine. The vaccine, dubbed Nexvax2, is designed to elicit an ...

Gluten-Free Craze a 'Double-Edged Sword' for Celiac Patients

Posted 16 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 – The gluten-free diet craze is both reassuring and upsetting to people with celiac disease who are allergic to the nutrient, a small study suggests. People with celiac disease say they're happy to have more food choices at stores and restaurants. But some with celiac sense a growing stigma as other people voluntarily go gluten-free. And many patients fear people see them ...

One-Third of 'Gluten-Free' Restaurant Foods in U.S. Are Not: Study

Posted 9 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 8, 2018 – If you're gluten-sensitive, watch out: One-third of the "gluten-free" foods sold in U.S. restaurants actually contain trace levels of the substance, new research suggests. The finding will be of particular concern to the 1 percent of Americans with the autoimmune disorder known as celiac disease. For them, even a minuscule amount of gluten – a protein in wheat and other ...

Gluten-Free Kids' Foods Fall Short on Nutrition

Posted 23 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 – Gluten-free foods are one of the latest nutritional trends, with many parents assuming foods with a gluten-free label are healthier than foods with gluten. But new research says that's just not true, unless your child truly must avoid gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley and rye – due to celiac disease or other conditions. Almost 9 out of 10 gluten-free foods aimed ...

Severe Stress May Send Immune System Into Overdrive

Posted 19 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 – Trauma or intense stress may up your odds of developing an autoimmune disease, a new study suggests. Comparing more than 106,000 people who had stress disorders with more than 1 million people without them, researchers found that stress was tied to a 36 percent greater risk of developing 41 autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn's disease ...

Health Tip: Avoiding Gluten in Medication

Posted 31 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- If you are allergic or intolerant to gluten, even a small amount can trigger a reaction. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics warns that some over-the-counter and prescription meds contain gluten, and probably should be avoided by people who are sensitive to the substance. Here's what the academy suggests: Carefully read the ingredients on all of your meds. Speak to your doctor about your ...

Health Tip: Avoiding Gluten in Medication

Posted 31 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- If you are allergic or intolerant to gluten, even a small amount can trigger a reaction. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics warns that some over-the-counter and prescription meds contain gluten, and probably should be avoided by people who are sensitive to the substance. Here's what the academy suggests: Carefully read the ingredients on all of your meds. Speak to your doctor about your ...

Cutting Out Gluten May Help Some Battle Nerve Pain

Posted 28 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 – A sensitivity to gluten in the diet has been tied to the nerve damage known as neuropathy, and a new study seems to strengthen that link. The research showed that a gluten-free diet may help reduce nerve pain in some people with gluten sensitivity. "These findings are exciting because it might mean that a relatively simple change in diet could help alleviate painful ...

Who Really Needs to Go Gluten-Free

Posted 29 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 – It seems like "gluten-free" labels are popping up everywhere, including on foods that never had any gluten to begin with. Is this a health bandwagon you should jump on … or shy away from? Gluten is a protein found mostly in wheat, barley and rye. A gluten-free diet is a must for the 2 percent of the population diagnosed with celiac disease, to avoid serious intestinal i ...

Health Tip: Going Gluten-Free?

Posted 20 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

-- If you've got celiac disease or have another reason to go gluten-free, there are lots of ways to avoid dietary wheat, rye and barley. The American Diabetes Association says healthier gluten-free options include: Amaranth. Arrowroot. Beans (kidney, black, soy, navy, pinto). Buckwheat. Corn. Flax. Gluten-free baked products (made from corn, rice, soy, nut, teff or potato flour). Kasha. Millet. ...

Where There's Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease May Follow

Posted 10 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 – Parents of young children with type 1 diabetes need to be on the lookout for symptoms of another autoimmune condition – celiac disease, new research suggests. The study found these youngsters appear to face a nearly tripled risk of developing celiac disease autoantibodies, which eventually can lead to the disorder. "Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease are closely related ...

Is Gluten-Free Such a Good Idea?

Posted 29 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 – Gluten-free diets are increasingly popular but not a good idea for everyone, doctors say. Gluten is a type of protein found in grains such as wheat, rye and barley. Only people with conditions that require them to avoid gluten – such as celiac disease or gluten sensitivity – should go completely gluten-free, said Dr. Christopher Heron, a family medicine physician at ...

Eating Gluten-Free Without a Medical Reason?

Posted 3 May 2017 by Drugs.com

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 heart benefits for people without celiac disease, and it may mean consuming a diet lacking heart-healthy whole grains, according to the quarter-century ...

FDA Allows Marketing of First Direct-to-Consumer Tests that Provide Genetic Risk Information for Certain Conditions

Posted 7 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

April 6, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of 23andMe Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk (GHR) tests for 10 diseases or conditions. These are the first direct-to-consumer (DTC) tests authorized by the FDA that provide information on an individual’s genetic predisposition to certain medical diseases or conditions, which may help to make decisions about l ...

A Surprising Culprit Behind Celiac Disease?

Posted 6 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 – A typically harmless type of virus might sometimes trigger celiac disease, a new study suggests. Celiac disease is caused by an abnormal immune response to the protein gluten, which is found in wheat, rye and barley. The condition damages the lining of the small intestine, and the only effective treatment is a gluten-free diet. This new study found that when mice were ...

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