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Brain Abnormalities Common in Celiac Disease Patients

September 10, 2012 — Patients with celiac disease and neurologic symptoms have substantial structural and functional brain deficits as detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), British investigators have observed. Stuart Currie, PhD, and colleagues from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, found that patients with celiac disease and balance disturbances had significantly smaller cerebellar volumes […]

One of every 100 U.S. whites has celiac disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – One percent of non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. – close to two million Americans – have celiac disease, but most are not aware they suffer the gluten-intolerance problem, according to a new study. The results back up earlier estimates of how common celiac disease is in the U.S. and Europe, […]

Closer to a Cure for Celiac Disease

Bana Jabri, MD, PhD, first became interested in celiac disease during her residency as a pediatrician in France. She was caring for children who suffered from severe intestinal inflammation that no one knew how to treat. Jabri realized that her clinical work was not enough. Since that time, Jabri has become one of the world’s […]

Gastroenteritis May Trigger Celiac Disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) 07/03/2012 – Food-borne infectious gastroenteritis could be triggering some cases of celiac disease, which might partly explain the rising incidence of the autoimmune condition, a new paper suggests. The authors of the report — military researchers along with celiac disease expert Dr. Joseph Murray from the Mayo Clinic — focused on […]