Children and young adults with high blood levels of dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) — a chemical used in pesticides — may be twice as likely to develop celiac disease as their peers who haven’t had much exposure to this pollutant, according to a study published in May 2020 in Environmental Research. For the study, researchers tested for… Continue reading Toxic Chemical Exposure in Youth Tied to Celiac Disease, Small Study Suggests
Study Finds Gluten-Free Restaurant Foods Contain Gluten
These days, a lot of pizzerias offer gluten-free pies. But people with celiac disease may want to hold off before they grab a slice. A new study from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City found that more than half these pizzas could be contaminated with small amounts of gluten. Researchers analyzed… Continue reading Study Finds Gluten-Free Restaurant Foods Contain Gluten
Gluten-Free Diet to Treat Celiac Disease
If you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease, rest assured that you have a number of treatments at your disposal. But first, know you’ll need to omit the protein gluten from your diet. Gluten is a protein found in grains, like wheat, rye, barley, and triticale (a hybrid of wheat and rye). It helps foods keep… Continue reading Gluten-Free Diet to Treat Celiac Disease
The Foods to Eat and Avoid if You’re Going Gluten Free for Celiac Disease
For people with celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that’s triggered by eating gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye), news of a diagnosis can at once be a relief and a huge burden. It may be a relief because it can take up to a decade to get the accurate diagnosis, and a… Continue reading The Foods to Eat and Avoid if You’re Going Gluten Free for Celiac Disease
Celiac Disease Symptoms and Diagnosis
While the gluten-free diet has grown increasingly popular in recent years, for some people with an autoimmune condition called celiac disease, the eating approach isn’t just a fad to try — it’s a necessity. Celiac disease, also called gluten sensitive enteropathy, is an autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of the protein called gluten damages the small intestine… Continue reading Celiac Disease Symptoms and Diagnosis
What Is Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that prevents proper nutrient absorption and the digestion of gluten. When people diagnosed with the condition are exposed to gluten — a binding protein common in grains but also in makeup products — the immune system malfunctions and attacks the walls of the small intestine, which is responsible for absorbing… Continue reading What Is Celiac Disease?
Gluten Intolerance, Celiac Disease, or a Wheat Allergy: What’s the Difference?
Nearly every restaurant and grocery store shelf brims with gluten-free options, as giving up gluten is no longer an emerging trend. But the growing popularity of gluten-free diets has led to confusion about what it means to have celiac disease, be gluten intolerant or gluten sensitive, or have a wheat allergy. “There is a lot… Continue reading Gluten Intolerance, Celiac Disease, or a Wheat Allergy: What’s the Difference?
Celiac Disease May Raise Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
Some of the biggest risk factors for cardiovascular disease — including obesity, high blood pressure, and elevated cholesterol — are less common in people with celiac disease. But a new study suggests that people living with celiac disease are still more likely than other individuals to experience medical crises like heart attacks and strokes. The… Continue reading Celiac Disease May Raise Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
Celiac Disease Causes and Risk Factors
Celiac disease affects about 1 in 141 Americans — and nearly 80 percent of people who have the disease haven’t been diagnosed. (1,2) Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of the protein gluten — found in wheat, barley, and rye — leads to damage in the small intestine, making it hard for… Continue reading Celiac Disease Causes and Risk Factors