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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?

Non-Celiac-Gluten-Sensitivity

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

Is There Gluten in Your Probiotics?

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Is There Gluten in Your Probiotics?

An interview with study author Peter Green, MD, director of The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University

A small study presented earlier this month at the annual Digestive Diseases Week meeting reports there may be trace amounts of gluten in some probiotics. A lot of people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity take probiotic supplements for digestive health. In this study, researchers sampled 22 popular probiotic brands, including 15 that were labeled gluten-free. Half of them contained detectable amounts of gluten, with two brands containing more than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten, the threshold set by FDA for gluten-free labeling.

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