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Keyword: glutenintolerance

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  • Gluten Alert: Many more people are gluten insensitive than is commonly believed

    03/25/2012 5:36:09 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 60 replies · 3+ views
    The Hindu ^ | March 25, 2012 | The Hindu
    “I had no sense of well being till I went gluten free.” “I don't use my inhaler anymore.” “My skin rashes disappeared.” The testimonials are startlingly earnest. Although food fads come and go with wearying regularity, perhaps it's time we investigated wheat. Why are a small but steadily increasing number of people going gluten-free, and saying it's changed their lives. Perceived as a ‘Western disease,' gluten sensitivity has never really been taken seriously in India. Its most extreme form is Celiac disease, caused by acute allergy to gluten, present in wheat and related grains such as barley and rye. A...
  • Ancient Roman gluten death seen: Young woman's skeleton shows 'signs of disease'

    04/07/2010 7:55:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies · 870+ views
    ANSA ^ | April Fools' Day, 2010 | unattributed
    An Italian doctor claims to have found the first Italian case of death from gluten intolerance in a female skeleton uncovered at an Ancient Roman site. The skeleton was found in the ancient town of Cosa, today's Ansedonia, in southern Tuscany. Giovanni Gasbarrini, a doctor at Rome's Gemelli Hospital, examined bone DNA from the woman, who died in the first century AD at the age of 18-20. Gasbarrini, whose study has been published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, noted that the young woman's jewelry indicated she came from a wealthy family but her DNA suggested she died of...
  • Virus infections may be contributing factor in onset of gluten intolerance

    03/05/2010 7:24:29 AM PST · by decimon · 22 replies · 839+ views
    Academy of Finland ^ | Mar 5, 2010 | Unknown
    Recent research findings indicate a possible connection between virus infections, the immune system and the onset of gluten intolerance, also known as coeliac disease. A research project in the Academy of Finland's Research Programme on Nutrition, Food and Health (ELVIRA) has brought new knowledge on the hereditary nature of gluten intolerance and identified genes that carry a higher risk of developing the condition. Research has shown that the genes in question are closely linked with the human immune system and the occurrence of inflammations, rather than being connected with the actual breakdown of gluten in the digestive tract. "Some of...