Oct/Nov 2014

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Research Roundup: Brain Fog Is Real, Allergy Anxiety, & More!

In the new study, researchers spent a year evaluating all new patients at celiac centers across Italy for gluten sensitivity. Those diagnosed with the condition were overwhelmingly female (84 percent) and most suffered from gut symptoms similar to irritable bowel syndrome, as well as symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, depression and joint pain. There’s not yet a definitive test for gluten sensitivity, making accurate estimates of its prevalence difficult. Diagnosis is usually made after ruling out celiac disease and wheat allergy and noting an improvement in symptoms on the gluten-free diet. The study was published in May in BMC Medicine.   More...