Food Intolerance

World’s first diagnostic blood test for celiac disease in sight

Scientists have identified biomarkers that could form the basis of the world’s first blood test for diagnosing celiac disease. They discovered that exposure to gluten in people with celiac disease causes a rise in certain inflammatory molecules in the bloodstream that correlates with common symptoms. New research suggests an innovative blood test for diagnosing celiac […]

Food Intolerance

Which foods are high in histamine?

Histamine intolerance occurs when there is a buildup of histamine in the body. Drugs, medical conditions, the environment, nutritional deficiencies, and diet can lead to histamine intolerance. Factors that lead to histamine intolerance cause the following: An increase in how much histamine a person’s digestion releases. A decrease in the effectiveness or abundance of diamine […]

Food Intolerance

What happens in gluten ataxia?

Gluten ataxia is an autoimmune disorder in which the antibodies that are released when digesting gluten attack part of the brain by mistake. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Though most people have no trouble with digesting this protein, many people have a gluten sensitivity or a disease called celiac sprue. […]

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Lactose intolerance linked to lower vitamin D levels

A new study suggests that people with a genetic intolerance to lactose should increase their intake of non-dairy foods rich in vitamin D, after finding that they are more likely to have low levels of the essential nutrient. Researchers have associated lactose intolerance with lower levels of vitamin D. Study co-author Ahmed El-Sohemy, a […]

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ImmusanT reports data on novel celiac disease diagnostic approach

ImmusanT, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing Nexvax2®, a therapeutic vaccine intended to protect against the effects of gluten exposure while maintaining a gluten-free diet in HLA-DQ2.5+ patients with celiac disease, announced the presentation of data demonstrating a novel method of identifying patients on a gluten-free diet with celiac disease. The study, conducted in collaboration with […]

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Are oats gluten-free? Know the facts

Celiac disease demands a gluten-free diet. However, many other people without the disease have turned to gluten-free living. They have chosen to do this to lose weight, fight perceived food intolerances, and improve overall health. Between 2009-2014, the number of Americans eating gluten-free diets tripled. About 1 in 133 Americans, or less than 1 percent, […]