Recent research has revealed that the spectrum of diseases associated with celiac disease may be much wider than previously thought. A team of scientists analyzing a database of the electronic health records of 36 million people discovered potential links between celiac disease and a multitude of conditions as diverse as liver disease, Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, lupus, eosinophilic esophagitis, anxiety disorder, Down syndrome, psoriasis and autism.
Not all vitamin C is created the same. Ester-C is clinically studied to stay in white blood cells longer than regular vitamin C formulas. Once a day is all you’ll need, since this patented formula provides 24-hour immune support.
A team of Italian researchers associated with the University of Salerno evaluated the effects of celiac disease on the mouth and teeth. Previous studies have found that defects in the development of tooth enamel are seen more frequently in people with celiac disease.
People with alpha-gal, a red meat allergy induced by tick bite, may accumulate more plaque in their arteries than those without the allergy, making them more susceptible to heart disease.
Medical guidelines recommend that all first-degree relatives of celiac patients be screened for celiac disease. However, a recent study found poor overall adherence to celiac screening for relatives.
Researchers in Turkey found that the vitamin A and D levels of kids with celiac disease were significantly lower compared to the children who didn’t have celiac disease. And deficiencies in vitamin A and D were significantly higher.
A group of researchers in the UK conducted a systematic data review and found that a mother’s diet can influence her child’s risk of developing allergic disease or autoimmune disease. Among other findings, they reported the positive health benefits of probiotics and fish oil supplementation.
Research has revealed that undiagnosed celiac disease can impact a woman’s fertility. A study recently conducted by Danish researchers supports this and reports that women with undiagnosed celiac may be more prone to miscarriage or stillbirth than women who never develop the disease.
When a person is first diagnosed with celiac disease, nutritional deficiencies are common due to characteristic malabsorption. Many patients have reduced levels of iron, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin D, zinc or magnesium, according to a 2013 article in the Annals of Medicine.
It’s not uncommon for celiac disease to develop in older patients and it’s important to make the diagnosis, says a group of researchers in Finland and the U.K. In a new study published in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, these researchers report that celiac disease is now being diagnosed more frequently in seniors. About a quarter of all celiac diagnoses are now made at the age of 60 and over. A fifth are made at 65 and older. And about 4 percent of new celiacs are diagnosed at age 80 and above.