Celiac Disease

Discussing the latest advances in celiac disease

August 3rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mining for 'Gold' in Human Faeces

By Kanaaz Pereira Kanaaz Pereira

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses recent research, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, which examines the identification of a gluten-degrading enzyme as a potential novel treatment for celiac disease.

Researchers examined bacteria in stool samples of healthy people, and characterized enzymes made by bacteria that adapted to eat or degrade gluten. More importantly, these enzymes could work at an acidic pH to break down gluten.

New research, focusing on our microbiome is increasing, and there is hope that enzyme therapy can  be effective, and may offer relief to patients with celiac disease.

Read the full study online here.

For more information about celiac disease, visit mayoclinic.org/celiac disease.

Dr. Murray is a gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert at Mayo Clinic.

 

Tags: American Journal of Gastroenterology, celiac disease, gluten, Joseph Murray, microbiome

July 20th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Increased Rates of Pregnancy Complications in Women with Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira Kanaaz Pereira

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses one of the largest women's health studies, published in the Annals of Gastroenterology that examines the risk of pregnancy complications in women with untreated celiac disease.

Although celiac disease is associated with intestinal disorder, it is important to note that that it can impact the reproductive health of women outside the digestive system. The study associated celiac disease with significant increases in spontaneous abortion, premature delivery, and later age of menarche.

Read the full study online here.

For more information about celiac disease, visit mayoclinic.org/celiac disease.

Dr. Murray is a gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert at Mayo Clinic.

Tags: Annals of Gastroenterology, celiac disease, Joseph Murray, pregnancy complications

July 3rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Diabetes and Gluten: What You Need to Know

By Kanaaz Pereira Kanaaz Pereira

Is gluten something you should avoid if you have diabetes? An article recently published in Healthline News explores the connection between gluten and diabetes. The article states:

  •  According to some research, there may be a genetic link between celiac disease and type 1 diabetes. However, there seems to be no connection between celiac disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • To streamline a diet, making it more diabetes-friendly, there are plenty of starchy foods that don't include gluten. Sweet and white potatoes, brown rice, wild rice, quinoa, beans, corn are great options.
  • Gluten-free products can be higher in added sugars or sodium, and many contain less fiber. This may cause carbohydrates to be more rapidly absorbed, which can spike blood sugar, so read food labels carefully.
  • "If you have diabetes and celiac disease, you absolutely should go gluten-free. It’s the only way to avoid the pain and damage caused by eating even a little gluten."

Read the full article online here.

For more information on celiac disease, visit mayoclinic.org/celiacdisease.

Tags: celiac disease, diabetes, gluten, Healthline News

May 15th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Gluten-Free Recipe: Sauteed Bananas with Caramel Sauce

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

Looking for a healthy dessert for the weekend? Try sauteed bananas with caramel sauce!

Here's a tip from a Mayo Clinic dietitian: With a glaze of caramel sauce, this banana dish is a sweet ending to any dinner. Rich-flavored walnut oil lends an exotic accent. Apple juice is a good substitute for the rum in a nonalcoholic version.

Ingredients
For the sauce

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon walnut oil (or canola oil)
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons 1 percent low-fat milk
1 tablespoon dark raisins or golden raisins (sultanas)
4 firm bananas, about 1 pound total weight
1/2 teaspoon canola oil
2 tablespoons dark rum or apple juice

Directions
To make the sauce, in a small saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the walnut oil, honey and brown sugar. Cook, stirring continuously until the sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Stir in the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, and then cook, stirring continuously until the sauce thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the raisins. Set aside and keep warm.

Peel the bananas, and then cut each crosswise into 3 sections. Cut each section in half lengthwise. Lightly coat a large nonstick frying pan with the canola oil and place over medium-high heat. Add the bananas and saute until they begin to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.

Add the rum to the pan, bring to a boil and deglaze the pan, stirring with a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook until reduced by half, about 30 to 45 seconds. Return the bananas to the pan to rewarm.

To serve, divide the bananas among individual bowls or plates. Drizzle with the warm sauce and serve immediately.

Tags: Friday recipe, Gluten Free, gluten free recipe, healthy living

April 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Celiac Disease and Metabolic Syndrome

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses a recently published article in the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. The study addresses metabolic syndrome in patients with celiac disease.

Read the full study online here.

For more information about celiac disease, visit mayoclinic.org/celiacdisease.

Dr. Murray is a gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert at Mayo Clinic.

Tags: Alimentary Pharmacology Therapeutics, celiac disease, Joseph Murray, metabolic syndrome

April 23rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Emerging Diagnostics and Therapies for Celiac Disease

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

Joseph Murray, M. D., spoke with Healio Gastroenterology about celiac disease and emerging therapies.

"Although there has been a true increase in background undiagnosed celiac disease during the past 20 years, much of the rise in prevalence can be attributed to the rate of diagnosis, which has risen 15-fold in that same time period, according to Joseph A. Murray, MD, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota."

Read the full article and interview here.

For more information about celiac disease, visit mayoclinic.org/celiacdisease.

Dr. Murray is a gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert at Mayo Clinic.

Tags: celiac disease, Gluten Free, Joseph Murray

April 17th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity a Real Thing?

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

Joseph Murray, M. D., comments on non-celiac gluten sensitivity in an article for Healthline News.

For most people, there’s absolutely no reason to avoid gluten, according to Dr. Joseph Murray, a prominent gastroenterologist who wrote the book Mayo Clinic Going Gluten Free.

But why has Murray written a book teaching people how to avoid gluten — a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye — if it’s safe and nutritious?

“A number of patients who go gluten-free even though they don’t have celiac disease do better,” Murray said, “and when they go back to eating wheat they feel worse again.”

Read the full article online here.

For more information about celiac disease, visit mayoclinic.org/celiacdisease.

Dr. Murray is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care of patients with celiac disease.

Tags: celiac disease, gluten, Healthline News, Joseph Murray

April 8th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Celiac Disease Prevalence

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses a recently published article in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. The study looks at the overall increased prevalence of celiac disease in the United States from 1988 to 2012.

For more information about celiac disease, visit mayoclinic.org/celiacdisease.

Dr. Murray is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, specializing in the care of celiac disease.

Tags: American Journal of Gastroenterology, celiac disease, Joseph Murray

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