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Hookworm Infection a Possible Defense Against Celiac Patients’ Response to Gluten

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Currently, the primary treatment for celiac disease (CD) is a strict and lifelong gluten-free diet, which can saddle patients with heavy financial and social burdens. On top of this, many patients continue to get exposed to gluten accidentally, preventing their intestines from healing properly. Other forms of treatment, such as Alvine Pharmaceutical’s ALV003, are being […]

How Celiac Disease Affects Pregnancy

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In the past, celiac disease (CD) was thought of as a children’s malabsorptive disease, but CD patients can experience many non-gastrointestinal symptoms, and a recent paper from Italy attempted to review how CD can affect the reproductive health of women.

“Brain Fog” Improves in Celiac Disease Patients After Starting a Gluten-Free Diet

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Celiac disease, typically thought of as a gastrointestinal disease, has a wide variety of symptoms that can affect other parts of the body including the mind. Many people with celiac disease report having “brain fog”, a form of cognitive impairment that can encompass disorientation, problems with staying focused and paying attention, and lapses in short-term […]

Celiac Disease Risk Linked to Proton Pump Inhibitor Medication

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The rate of celiac disease prevalence has been steadily rising. According to a study comparing the stored blood of soldiers with people today, it has increased up to four times within the past 50 years. Looking for the reason behind such a significant rise, many papers have been published investigating possible environmental causes, including one that found a link between celiac disease and an absence of H. pylori in the stomach. Another paper, involving three of the same doctors, including Celiac Disease Foundation’s own Medical Advisory Board Member Dr. Peter Green, found another possible explanation.

Elafin, A Protein Found Naturally In Humans A Potential Treatment for Celiac Disease

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A recent study, published by The American Journal of Gastroenterology has uncovered a new potential method for treating celiac disease. The study, titled “Novel Role of the Serine Protease Inhibitor Elafin in Gluten-Related Disorders” was first published online on April 8th, 2014. It’s authors, doctors and scientists hailing from all over the world, looked at several different aspects of a protein called elafin and its effect on gluten-related disorders like celiac disease.