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

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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.

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