Research

Boston College Business School Team Seeks Special Dietary Needs Information

A team of business school students from Boston College invites the gluten-free community to participate in an important market research survey. The goal is to learn more about consumers with specific dietary needs. The results of the survey will be used to assist in offering detailed recommendations about how to better support the community with unique, high-quality, gluten-free foods. This ...

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15 Celiac Disease Facts Everyone Should Know

Celiac disease awareness is growing, but misinformation still abounds. Here are 15 celiac disease facts every doctor, patient and member of the public should know. 1. 1 in 700 – The average prevalence of celiac disease in the United States 1950. (Mayo) 2. 1 in 100 – The average worldwide prevalence of celiac disease across all races today. (NIH) The ...

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Breastfed Babies at Reduced Risk for Developing Celiac Disease Autoimmunity

According to the Centers for Disease Control, as of 2006, 33.1% of women were choosing to exclusively breastfeed their newborn from 0-3 months of age. At the one-year mark, only 22.7% of women were still breastfeeding their baby (non-exclusively). The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Canadian Pediatric Society, the Pediatric Society of New Zealand, ...

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Intestinal Gluten Receptor Is Gateway for Celiac Disease

    THURSDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) — Researchers believe they have finally answered a basic question about the cause of celiac disease — where in the body does the wheat protein gluten enter one’s system? A study published in the July issue of Gastroenterology identifies the CXCR3 receptor in the intestine as a gluten gateway. When people with celiac ...

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Alba Therapeutics Announces Enrollment of Its First European Patient in Global Phase IIb Study

  PRESS RELEASE Milestone Marks the First Time a European Patient with Active Celiac Disease has Enrolled in a Clinical Trial for an Investigational Medication from Alba Therapeutics Last update: 8:22 p.m. EST Nov. 11, 2008 BALTIMORE, Nov 11, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Alba Therapeutics Corporation announced today that for the first time, a European patient with active celiac ...

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Psoriasis and Celiac Disease – Genetic Link

The research below further supports the links demonstrated between celiac disease and psoriasis as noted in the book “Recognizing Celiac Disease.” (www.recognizingceliacdisease.com) Although not the focus of this study, the link could be a genetic sensitivity to gluten itself, considering the resolution of symptoms seen by people with psoriasis who go on a gluten-free diet. In addition, the other disorders, ...

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Scientists uncover further steps leading to celiac disease

Contact: Sally Webster s.webster@qmul.ac.uk 44-207-882-5404 Queen Mary, University of London Scientists who last year identified a new genetic risk factor for coeliac disease, have, following continued research, discovered an additional seven gene regions implicated in causing the condition. The team, lead by David van Heel, Professor of Gastrointestinal Genetics at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, have ...

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