Tag Archives: wheat

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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EARLY INTRODUCTION OF FOOD ALLERGENS GETS MIXED RESULTS

FCAAIA Notes: The EAT study described here was a natural follow-up to last year’s LEAP study.  Unfortunately, the protocol was very difficult to follow as it required that some 3-6 month old children were given a relatively large amount of … 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 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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