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Celiac Disease Health Center

News and Features Related to Celiac Disease

  1. 5 Questions Find Hidden Celiac Disease in Kids

    Feb. 1, 2010 - Five simple questions can help you find out whether your child needs a gluten-free diet, Danish researchers suggest. Many children have celiac disease, a disorder that causes damage to the intestines when food containing gluten is eaten. Such kids do much better on a gluten-free diet.

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  2. New Clues to Risks From Celiac Disease

    Sept. 15, 2009 -- Patients with celiac disease -- a genetic, inherited disorder marked by intestinal damage -- are at a modestly increased risk of death, as suspected, according to a new study. But in a surprise finding, the researchers discovered that those with less severe degrees of celiac diseas

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  3. Celiac Disease Cases Are on the Rise

    July 1, 2009 -- Celiac disease -- the digestive disorder treated by banning wheat and other grains containing gluten from the diet -- is four times more common in the U.S. today than it was 50 years ago, a study shows. The study by Mayo Clinic researchers also linked undiagnosed and untreated celiac

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  4. Celiac Disease, Type 1 Diabetes Linked

    Dec. 10, 2008 -- Celiac disease and type 1 diabetes have some genetic traits in common, and they may also share some causes. Researchers report this in the advance online edition of The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists -- who included Deborah Smyth, BSc, of England's University of Cam

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  5. Celiac Disease: Faster Gluten Test

    Nov. 14, 2008 -- Scientists have developed a new test that could speed up identification of gluten, a trigger for people with celiac disease. Gluten-free foods are already on the market. But gluten can lurk in products that people might not expect. People with celiac disease have to avoid gluten com

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  6. Learning to Live With Celiac Disease

    Do you experience bouts of diarrhea from time to time? What about abdominal cramping? Intestinal gas? Distention? How about occasional bloating? Are you constipated ocasionally? Has your doctor recently told you that you are anemic yet he or she can't seem to find a reason why your blood is lacking

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  7. Celiac Disease Underdiagnosed?

    May 20, 2008 -- Most Americans who have celiac disease probably don't know it. A new study shows that the criteria used to diagnose the disorder may be too stringent, leaving many people undiagnosed and untreated. It is estimated that one in every 100 Americans may be affected by celiac disease. But

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  8. New Celiac Disease Clues

    March 3, 2008 -- New information about a possible genetic cause of celiac disease could soon lead to better treatments for the immune disorder. Researchers have identified a group of seven gene regions that appear to predispose people to celiac disease. People with celiac disease cannot tolerate glu

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  9. Celiac Disease Clue Found

    June 11, 2007 -- Gene studies link celiac disease to a defective immune signal. Celiac disease is a digestive disease sometimes called celiac sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy. When a person with celiac disease eats wheat or other foods containing gluten, damage to the small intestine results. I

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  10. Celiac Disease Linked to Dementia

    Oct. 13, 2006 -- Adults who develop the digestive condition known as celiac disease appear to be at increased risk for dementia, according to new research from the Mayo Clinic. Celiac disease is a disorder caused by an immune reaction to eating gluten, found in some grains such as wheat, barely, and

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