A new study reveals that celiac disease increases the risk of inflammation of the esophagus and eosinophilic esophagitis. Prior research has produced contradictory results, so researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine addressed the issue with a new study. Patients who have celiac disease may want to consult with their doctors about getting esophageal biopsies.
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It is estimated that one out of every 20 patients who has type 1 diabetes also has celiac disease. It is common for patients to have multiple autoimmune disorders at the same time, and type 1 diabetes is considered to be an autoimmune disorder. Nutritionist Marilyn McCall recently answered questions about celiac disease and diabetes at the American Association of Diabetes Educators meeting.
Students who have special dietary requirements often struggle to find accommodations in college. If you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, then it is crucial to find a school that understands and accommodates the gluten-free diet. Udi’s has compiled a new list of colleges that offer gluten-free choices and dining services.
The class action lawsuit against P.F. Chang's may have reached its end. A judge has decided to tentatively dismiss the case, and a case management conference is scheduled for next month. Anna Marie Phillips began the class action lawsuit against P.F. Chang's because she felt it was unfair that the gluten-free menu was more expensive than the regular menu.
Michael Douglas is the latest celebrity to reveal that he is on a gluten-free diet. However, the 70-year-old actor has not confirmed if he actually has celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. Douglas has dramatically changed his lifestyle after being diagnosed with throat cancer and has cut out alcohol, gluten and cigarettes.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has confirmed that Bell & Evans gluten-free chicken nuggets are being recalled for Staphylococcal enterotoxin. After a positive test result for the bacteria, the company started the recall that affects 20,232 pounds of chicken nuggets. This is the second time in less than 12 months that the Bell & Evans brand of chicken nuggets has been recalled.
Researchers have found that children who have celiac disease are at a higher risk of not responding to the hepatitis B vaccine. Presentations at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) revealed that children may have an impaired vaccine response that does not protect them from the disease.
A new study has revealed a surprising finding for the spouses of celiac disease patients. Researchers have discovered that the spouses are at a higher risk of developing nonceliac autoimmune disease. Previous studies have focused on family members who are genetically related to the celiac disease patients, but the new research expands on this concept.
The diagnosis process for celiac disease can be a long and difficult journey for some patients. The Mayo Clinic recently addressed a common concern from patients who are trying to determine if they have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. The clinic highlighted some of the common steps taken to determine a diagnosis, and some of the issues that may arise.
A new study found that men are more likely to cheat on their gluten-free diet despite being diagnosed with celiac disease. The research also reveals that celiac disease sufferers often feel stigmatized because of the condition. Cheating on the gluten-free diet has both short-term and long-term consequences that can lead to serious health issues.
A new study has found that larazotide acetate shows promise as a treatment option for celiac disease. The medication was able to reduce symptoms and pain for patients who were on a gluten-free diet. Researchers believe it can help patients who are on the strict diet and still experiencing celiac disease symptoms.
The Maple Leaf Foods company is recalling Schneider's All Beef Bologna because the packages are missing important ingredients. Wheat and milk are included in the product, but the label does not have this information. If you have celiac disease, gluten sensitivities or milk allergies, then you should not consume the product.
The SP Wholesale Meats company is recalling several varieties of its sausages because wheat is not included on the label. If you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, the company recommends avoiding the recalled items. The problem has been traced to gluten-contaminated oregano from a separate spice company.
A recent study suggests there is an association between multiple sclerosis and celiac disease that involves nerve damage. Although on the surface the relationship between these two diseases may not be obvious, closer examination makes it clearer.
A new study presented at the Digestive Disease Week conference reveals that probiotics can be contaminated with gluten. This creates a serious risk for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate gluten labeling for prescription or over-the-counter medications, and supplements can contain the protein.
A new study examined the connection between celiac disease and nerve damage. Researchers discovered that patients with celiac disease had a higher risk of neuropathy. The Neuropathy Association previously shared that neurological disorders can affect celiac disease patients.
May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month, and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is focusing on family member education. If you have celiac disease, then you are probably aware of the difficulties in convincing other family members to get tested. However, the NFCA believes it is important to have the conversation and discuss the disorder.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is recalling all of its frozen products, and this includes the gluten-free versions. If you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities and purchased the items, then you should throw them away or return them to the store. Jeni’s discovered Listeria monocytogenes in its ice cream and production kitchen.
Better Batter Gluten Free Flour was founded by Naomi Poe, and the company makes gluten-free, GMO-free and vegan products. However, Poe recently shared that the company is struggling, and she is reaching out to the celiac disease community for help. The expansion has left the company with bills, and vendors still need to be paid.
Homestyle Meats is recalling several types of its sausages because of undeclared wheat. The company shares that the label mistakenly did not include wheat as one of the ingredients. If you have celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten, you should not consume these products.
La Terra Fina is recalling several of its gluten-free dips and spreads because of the possibility that they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The spinach used to make these products may be unsafe. Consumers who have the recalled products should throw them away or return them for a refund.
Amy’s Kitchen is recalling several varieties of its gluten-free products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company is also recalling multiple products that contain gluten. If you have celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten and have purchased the gluten-free versions, Amy’s Kitchen recommends throwing away the recalled items or returning them to the store.
Michael Weber is tired of risking his health each time he takes an over-the-counter medication that is not properly labeled. He is suing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and demanding that either gluten be removed from medications or be correctly labeled. Weber, who has celiac disease, believes the FDA needs to address this issue immediately.
Chef Thomas Costello’s changed the entire menu at his restaurant after learning he has celiac disease. He has discovered several tips during his own journey with the disorder, and the chef recently shared cooking and baking advice to help others who are on the gluten-free diet. From the power of xanthum gum to his favorite gluten-free flour, Costello is letting others in on his secrets.
The Natural Product Expo showcased new gluten-free products from a variety of companies at the Anaheim Convention Center. The annual event also featured organic, vegan and non-GMO products. More than 2,700 exhibits filled the convention center and offered visitors the chance to see the latest food innovations.
Doctors often recommend endoscopies for patients who may have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. However, a recent superbug scare has made some patients hesitate to have the procedure. Staff used contaminated endoscopes at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and exposed 179 patients to deadly carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).
If you are traveling to Munich and have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, then you should be aware of some of the safe locations to eat. Visiting the city during Oktoberfest is a challenge for people who require a gluten-free diet, but it is still possible to enjoy the festivities and eat a delicious variety of foods. Tourists who plan to visit Munich during other times of the year can also find gluten-free options.
Campos Foods is recalling its H-E-B beef burgers because they contain wheat, but it is not listed on the packages. The recall affects several varieties of the H-E-B beef burgers, and consumers who are allergic to wheat, have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities are being encouraged to dispose of the product. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has confirmed the recall and labeled it a Class II.
Baseball player Mark Teixeira has switched to a gluten-free diet originally created to fight celiac disease, and he is already calling it “no fun.” The New York Yankees star claims that he changed his diet to avoid injuries and improve his health. He hired a new trainer and eliminated all the gluten from his diet, but he also decided to cut sugar and dairy.