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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Cereal for Infants: A Link to Celiac Disease?

    May 17, 2005 -- Infants who are introduced to cereals between the ages of 4 months and 6 months may have a lower risk of developing celiac disease than those who start eating cereal earlier or later, according to new research. Celiac disease is a condition in which the small intestine becomes inflam

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  7. Celiac Disease Testing May Help Osteoporosis

    Feb. 28, 2005 - Screening people with osteoporosis for a condition that makes it difficult to digest wheat may help improve treatment and reduce the risks associated with the common bone-weakening disease. A new study shows that celiac disease, a disorder of the immune system that damages the small

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  8. Hold the Oats for Celiac Disease?

    Oct. 18, 2004 -- The on-again, off-again relationship between people with celiac disease and oats may be off again. For years, people with the chronic immune system disorder were told to avoid oats as well as wheat, rye, and barley. The reason for the food ban: gluten, a form of protein found in som

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