At-Home Celiac Test Coming Soon to U.S. Market
Health Canada has approved an at-home test that measures (anti-tTG) IgA antibodies from a fingertip blood sample. The U.S. FDA is currently evaluating the test and is expected to grant approval in Summer 2009.
Gluten-Free Products Showcased at Food Expo East
Find out about tons of gluten-free products that were on display at Food Expo East 2008.
National Cupcake Day...Gluten-Free
National Cupcake Day is October 18. Show your support by hosting a Gluten-Free Cupcake Party!
Gluten-Free Candy List
Halloween is quickly approaching! Look at the 2008 Gluten-Free Candy list to see what treats are safe to enjoy while trick-or-treating!
Gluten-Free on Emeril Green
NFCA's Vanessa Maltin appeared on the Emeril Green show on Oct. 7th. View the clip and download the recipes from the episode!
Alice Bast speaks at Healthy Foods Conference
NFCA Executive Director Alice Bast will speak at the upcoming Healthy Foods Conference in Boston.
Study Relates Celiac Disease & Migraine Headaches
A study published in the September issue of Cepalalgia finds that children with migraine headaches have an increased risk of developing celiac disease.
Study Identifies Celiac Disease Receptor
A study published in the July 2008 issue of the journal Gastroenterology finds and identifies a key gluten receptor in the small intestine that opens the gateway through which gluten enters the body and triggers the immune response in celiac patients.
Digestive Disease Week Studies
Celiac experts filled room 32 of the San Diego Convention Center to talk about the latest advances in celiac disease. Dr. Bob Anderson from Australia explored basic scientific advances and had some very interesting things to point out.
Economic Burden of a Gluten-Free Diet
This study found that gluten-free foods have poor availability and are more expensive than their gluten-containing counterparts. The researchers found that the availability of gluten-free products varied between grocery stores, upscale markets and health food stores.
Non-Responsive Celiac Disease Due to Inhaled Gluten
Two patients with nonresponsive celiac disease were found to be likely inhaling dust particles containing gluten, thereby aggravating symptoms even on a gluten-free diet. Wearing face masks greatly improved symptoms and histological results for both patients.
Genetic Risks for Celiac Disease
An international research study investigating the causes of intestinal inflammatory conditions has identified a new genetic risk factor for celiac disease. The study found that celiacs often lack a protective DNA sequence in a specific gene region that is otherwise found in healthy individuals.
Increased Risk of Death in Celiacs Diagnosed as Children
A study by at the University of Nottingham found that celiacs diagnosed as children have an increased occurrence of mortality due to violence, suicide, accidents, cancer and cerebrovascular disease.
Where Are All Those Patients With Celiac Disease?
This study explores a case finding policy in the primary practice setting. Researchers identified patients who exhibited either symptoms that could be attributed to celiac disease, or had an associated condition. In this population, 2.25% had celiac disease.
Detection of Celiac Disease in Primary Care: A Multicenter Case-Finding Study in North America
The aims of this study were (a) to determine whether an active case-finding strategy in primary care could increase the frequency of CD diagnosis and (b) to determine the most common clinical presentations of the condition.