Category Archives: Nutrition: Allergies: Gluten

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Gluten

While gluten free now has a standardized meaning, it doesn’t mean 100% gluten free There’s been a bit of gluten-free backlash lately, but this trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down. A recent poll found that nearly 30% of U.S. … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Diet Is Treatment, Not Trend, for Those with Celiac Disease

Newswise — WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Jan. 27, 2015 – You’d never suspect it from the proliferation of gluten-free items on supermarket shelves. Yet only one in approximately 133 people – that’s 0.75 percent of the population – has celiac disease, … Continue reading

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Celiac disease rate among young children has almost tripled in past 20 years

The evidence to date suggests that up to 1% of all children in the UK have blood markers for coeliac disease, an autoimmune reaction to dietary gluten from wheat, barley, and rye. In a bid to assess current diagnostic patterns, … Continue reading

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Moms of Food-Allergic Kids Need Dietician’s Support

Newswise — ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 18, 2014) – Discovering your child has a severe food allergy can be a terrible shock. Even more stressful can be determining what foods your child can and cannot eat, and constructing a new … Continue reading

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Severe Allergic Reaction? You Need Epinephrine First and Fast

Newswise — ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 2, 2014) – If you are one of the millions of Americans who experiences a severe allergic reaction to food, latex or an insect sting, you should know the first line of defense in … Continue reading

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Celiac disease showing up in many forms and at all ages

(Reuters Health) – A classical set of celiac disease symptoms no longer reflects the profile of most newly-diagnosed patients, according to a new study from Italy. Instead, doctors need to take other symptoms into account and consider the possibility of … Continue reading

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Only academic institution in U.S. to have hospital and campus facilities certified gluten free

Newswise — The University of Chicago has received certification from the Gluten Intolerance Group’s Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) Accreditation Program for its medical center and campus food service operations. The designation makes UChicago one of three medical centers in the … Continue reading

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Gluten may not be the only culprit in celiac disease

Newswise — Although gluten-free foods are trendy among the health-conscious, they are necessary for those with celiac disease. But gluten, the primary trigger for health problems in these patients, may not be the only culprit. Scientists are reporting in ACS’ … Continue reading

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New gluten-free cake recipe book

A delightful collection of gluten-free takes on your favorite cake recipes, from everyday coffee cakes, layered cakes, and cupcakes to show-stopping special occasion masterpieces. Celebrate your favorite holidays and special occasions from birthdays to bake sales, Halloween to Christmas—and even … Continue reading

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Gluten-free labeling rules begin

WASHINGTON –  Starting this week, “gluten-free” labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term “gluten-free” had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means. This new requirement is especially important for people … Continue reading

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A Maternal Gluten-Free Diet Reduces Inflammation and Diabetes Incidence in the Offspring of NOD Mice

A Maternal Gluten-Free Diet Reduces Inflammation and Diabetes Incidence in the Offspring of NOD Mice Published online before print April 2, 2014, doi: 10.2337/db13-1612 Diabetes August 2014 vol. 63 no. 8 2821-2832 Camilla Hartmann Friis Hansen1⇑, Łukasz Krych2, Karsten Buschard3, … Continue reading

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Triggers and treatment of immediate-type allergic reactions

Sudden allergic reactions can be fatal. The most common triggers of such reactions, also known as anaphylaxis, are wasp and bee venoms, legumes (pulses), animal proteins, and analgesics (painkillers). The incidence of anaphylaxis is age-dependent. In the current issue of … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Diet Relieves ‘Brain Fog’ in Patients with Celiac Disease

Individuals with celiac disease often experience ‘brain fog’ in addition to intestinal problems, but a new study shows that adhering to a gluten-free diet can lead to improvements in cognition that correlate with the extent of intestinal healing. The Alimentary … Continue reading

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