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Gluten-Free Diet and Quality of Life

Currently, the only effective treatment for celiac disease is a strict, gluten-free diet for life. Studies have shown that patients who take their diet very seriously not only reduce their risk of long-term health complications, including cancers and bone deterioration, but also tend to be free from stomach and intestinal discomfort. We know that there […]

Early Age Infections and the Onset of Celiac Disease

Using data gathered on children born in Bavaria, Germany between the years 2005-2007, researchers sought to make a connection between gastrointestinal or respiratory infections and the development of celiac disease. In each case, medical records were reviewed for treated infections up to age two, and then for any subsequent diagnosis of celiac disease. The study […]

New Testing Option for Possible Celiac Disease Sufferers

The current standard for a celiac disease diagnosis is a positive blood test for specific antibodies, followed by a biopsy of the intestine that reveals damage to the villi (villous atrophy). These tests are certainly invasive and unpleasant, but more than that, they are useless in cases where a patient is already following a gluten-free […]

Is a Low-FODMAP Diet the Next Big Thing?

Lately, it seems as though gluten is being blamed for a vast host of ailments – everything from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to attention-deficit disorder – with an ever increasing number of people seeking relief through a gluten-free diet. While this strict regimen is absolutely critical for people with a confirmed diagnosis of celiac disease, […]

ImmusanT Finds Celiac Disease Might Be Diagnosed With A Single Gluten Challenge

ImmusanT, a clinical-stage company developing Nexvax2®, a therapeutic vaccine intended to protect against the effects of gluten exposure while maintaining a gluten-free diet, presented data at the 2017 International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS) in Delhi, India for a potential blood test that could detect celiac disease with a single gluten challenge. This blood test could also […]