Rice has been found to contain varying amounts of arsenic. Rice plants absorb arsenic from flooded paddy soils, but the amount and type of arsenic depends on many factors, such as the type of rice, the way the rice is grown, and the way it is processed. Rice soaks up arsenic more easily and at higher […]
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The Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and the Celiac Research Program at Harvard Medical School, recently launched the Celiac Disease Genomic Environmental Microbiome and Metabolomic Study (CDGEMM) to understand the role that our genes, our gut microbiome, and environmental factors play in the development of celiac disease. 200 babies […]
The only treatment for celiac disease is strict adherence to a gluten-free diet and, in an ideal world, compliance with this treatment would reverse all symptoms and physical attributes of the disease (i.e. damage to the small intestine). Unfortunately, that is not always the case; many patients continue to experience a wide range of symptoms […]
Check out this slideshow, featuring Dr. Alessio Fasano, about celiac disease’s millennia-long rise to prominence. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of Dr. Fasano and his colleagues, celiac disease is now known to have a global footprint.
Researchers and clinicians are continually evaluating diagnostic options to better identify those who live with celiac disease, and improve overall health and quality of life.
It is well known that adults older than 65 are at substantially increased risk for pneumonia, but a study out of the United Kingdom suggests that younger celiac disease patients are at greater risk as well. The study, published last year in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, compared rates of pneumonia infection for patients under 65 […]