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What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body reacts abnormally to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. When people with celiac disease eat foods that contain gluten, an immune-mediated toxic reaction causes damage to their small intestine, as well as other systems in the body. Celiac disease affects about 1 in 133 people, an estimated 3 million Americans. Approximately 85 percent of these are thought to be undiagnosed. For more information on Celiac Disease, please read What is Celiac Disease?


For years, many people reported having celiac-like symptoms—abdominal pain, fatigue, foggy mind, joint pain, tingling of the extremities, even depression— but they repeatedly tested negative for celiac disease and responded positively to the gluten-free diet. Now...more

Research Roundup: Feeling Your Oats, Peanuts in Household Dust & More!

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Research Roundup: Feeling Your Oats, Peanuts in Household Dust & More!

The latest medical news for people with allergies and food sensitivities

Australian researchers say they’ve identified the key components in oats that cause an immune response in some people with celiac disease. The team said in a press release that the findings may lead to better tests for oat toxicity and have implications for new treatments being developed for celiac. Their work also supports the safety of oats for the majority of celiacs. Just 8 percent of the 73 celiacs who took part in the study reacted to oats. The study was published in November 2014 in the Journal of Autoimmunity.

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