Tag Archives: gluten

NO NEED TO GET SCREENED FOR CELIAC UNLESS YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS, PANEL SAYS

FCAAIA Notes: Many people blame many of their symptoms on gluten.  While it is hard to put a number on it, many of those people do not actually have a gluten-related condition.  No one has to eat gluten containing grains, … Continue reading

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AAAAI: ORAL IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR GLUTEN ALLERGY PASSES TEST BUT QUESTIONS REMAIN ON SAFETY, EFFECTIVENESS

FCAAIA Notes: If you have been following this blog over the years (or search it now), you know that I have posted many articles about oral immunotherapy (OIT) to food.  This study looked at the feasibility of OIT to wheat.  … Continue reading

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INTESTINAL CELL DAMAGE AND SYSTEMIC IMMUNE ACTIVATION IN INDIVIDUALS REPORTING SENSITIVITY TO WHEAT IN THE ABSENCE OF COELIAC DISEASE

FCAAIA Notes: Gluten is one of the big “black boxes” of this century.  Celiac disease is more common than appreciated a generation ago.  Unlike when I went to medical school, we now recognize it can present with mild symptoms. The … Continue reading

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SENSITIVITY TO WHEAT, GLUTEN AND FODMAPS IN IBS. FACTS OR FICTION?

FCAAIA Notes: The cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is not known although many mechanisms are hypothesized to contribute to its uncomfortable symptoms. Many patients alter their diets to try to prevent the symptoms, frequently with minimal success. A FODMOP … Continue reading

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SHOULD WE ALL GO GLUTEN-FREE?

FCAAIA Notes: The answer to this question is, in a word, “No.” The “gluten-free” phenomenon is sweeping the country. Nobody knows the exact number, but it is clear that a great many people who go gluten-free do not have a … Continue reading

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GLUTEN CHALLENGE INDUCES SYMPTOM RECURRENCE IN ONLY A MINORITY OF PATIENTS WHO MEET CLINICAL CRITERIA FOR NON-COELIAC GLUTEN SENSITIVITY

FCAAIA Notes: Celiac disease (CD) is more common than was once thought because of the increased recognition of the range of severity and symptoms with which CD can present.  An entirely new group of patients is also now recognized also.  … Continue reading

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GLUTEN SENSITIVITY: PROBLEMS OF AN EMERGING CONDITION SEPARATE FROM CELIAC DISEASE

FCAAIA Notes: What is “gluten sensitivity?” Well, that’s the real issue here, isn’t it? Celiac Disease (gluten enteropathy) is certainly under-recognized in mild cases, but relatively easy to diagnose. However, numerous people are labeled “gluten sensitive” with out any diagnostic … Continue reading

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