Aug/Sep 2011

House Call

Q & A with Alessio Fasano, MD

A groundbreaking study recently released by the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Celiac Research demonstrates that gluten sensitivity is a distinct medical condition that differs from celiac disease. Living Without’s editor Alicia Woodward spoke with Alessio Fasano, MD, the study’s lead investigator. A world-renown expert on celiac disease, Fasano is professor of pediatrics, medicine and physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of the Center for Celiac Research.   More...

Research Roundup: Gluten Ataxia, Why We Cheat, ADHD & More!

Studies have shown that children living on farms are less likely to develop asthma. Why does farm life reduce the risk? Its thought that exposure to a greater diversity of microorganisms (bacteria and fungi) may play a protective role. To examine this theory, researchers from the University Children’s Hospital Munich looked at data on asthma rates among children with and without farm exposure and analyzed the DNA of microorganisms in dust samples taken from the children’s bedrooms and mattresses. In total, 933 dust samples were studied.   More...