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Oct 28, 2015

The Effect of a Gluten Free Diet on Liver Function Tests

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
Intestinal damage can be just the tip of the iceberg of gluten’s repercussions on a patient with celiac disease. The disease is also commonly associated with liver damage, and current medical guidelines recommend routine screening of liver function tests (LFTs) in patients diagnosed with celiac disease. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofZjAoUyQE0&feature=youtu.be A team of researchers, [...]
Oct 28, 2015

A Review of Treatments Available for Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
A gluten-free diet is central to the management of celiac disease, and has historically been the only treatment, although several potential therapies are now under development. In a paper published in Gastroenterology Reports, Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., reviews the current landscape of new treatment approaches, and where these are in [...]
Oct 21, 2015

NFCA Webinar: Accelerating Celiac Disease Research

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) Webinars are geared for those with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders as well as the dietitians and providers who serve them. Accelerating Celiac Disease Research: With You, We Can Go Further Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST/10 [...]
Oct 19, 2015

Is There a Link Between Celiac Disease and Heart Disease?

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
Celiac disease has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but the evidence base is limited.  Dr. Rekha Mankad, M.D., discusses the potential link, based on two recent studies, published in Digestive and Liver Disease, and Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1zhNtLCkWM People with celiac disease have chronic inflammation [...]
Sep 30, 2015

Can Hypnotics Help Celiac Disease Patients Get a Good Night’s Sleep?

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
Many people with celiac disease suffer from fatigue — it's one of the most common symptoms. Despite their fatigue, they report problems getting to sleep and staying asleep. Sleep disorders seem to be very common before people are diagnosed with celiac disease, but may persist following diagnosis, once they start a gluten-free [...]
Sep 17, 2015

Does Healing Occur After Diagnosis of Celiac Disease?

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses an article published last year in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. The study addresses the need for ongoing research to evaluate strategies which would promote healing and reduce persistent villous atrophy in patients diagnosed with celiac disease. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b8d-cA-KJI Learn more about the study online here For more information about celiac disease, [...]
Sep 17, 2015

Trends and Racial Differences in Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
A recently published article in The American Journal of Gastroenterology explores the racial disparities in the prevalence of celiac disease, and a growing trend among people without celiac disease who avoid gluten. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39FkFbMg4S4 Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., explains the main take-aways of the article: The prevalence of celiac disease in the general US population of [...]
Sep 13, 2015

Diagnosing Celiac Disease Not Always a One-Step Process

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
This article originally appeared on the Mayo Clinic News Network DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My blood test for celiac disease came back negative, but I am still having symptoms. Is it possible that I still could have it? What should my next steps be? ANSWER: The symptoms and presentation of celiac [...]
Diagnosing Celiac Disease Not Always a One-Step Process
Sep 11, 2015

Is Larazotide Acetate the Answer to Leaky Gut?

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
One of the early consequences of celiac disease is that the gut becomes permeable, allowing access of gluten molecules into the immune system. Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., talks about the investigational drug, Larazotide Acetate, that was developed in a clinical trial to reduce this leakiness or permeability. The study has been [...]
Aug 27, 2015

Breast Feeding and Gluten Introduction: What Research Tells Us

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
For patients with celiac disease, conceiving, delivering, and nursing healthy babies are not insurmountable challenges. Past research has led to the hypothesis that infant feeding practices and early or delayed introduction to gluten are key to the development of celiac disease. However, two recent studies published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, co-authored [...]
Aug 15, 2015

Can Enzymes Help Celiac Disease Patients from Gluten Exposure?

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
For patients with celiac disease, a gluten-free diet is the only treatment option currently. The diet requires total elimination of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, which when ingested can cause an autoimmune reaction, resulting in mucosal damage to the small intestine. Joseph Murray, M.D., a gastroenterologist at [...]
Aug 14, 2015

Relatives, Spouses of Celiac Disease Patients at Risk for Autoimmune Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert, Joseph Murray, M.D., talks about a recent study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, which found that relatives and spouses of individuals with celiac disease are at an increased risk of non-celiac autoimmune diseases. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_32GV4U3TEc Read the full article online here. For more [...]
Aug 3, 2015

Mining for 'Gold' in Human Faeces

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqtKkoYQ2jk Researchers examined bacteria in stool samples of healthy people, and characterized enzymes made by bacteria [...]
Jul 20, 2015

Increased Rates of Pregnancy Complications in Women with Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nudX2yRZGbA Although celiac disease is associated with intestinal disorder, it is important to [...]
Jul 3, 2015

Diabetes and Gluten: What You Need to Know

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
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 [...]
May 15, 2015

Gluten-Free Recipe: Sauteed Bananas with Caramel Sauce

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
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 [...]
Apr 30, 2015

Celiac Disease and Metabolic Syndrome

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses a recently published article in the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. The study addresses metabolic syndrome in patients with celiac disease. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uePiyfW3rio 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 [...]
Apr 23, 2015

Emerging Diagnostics and Therapies for Celiac Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
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 [...]
Apr 17, 2015

Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity a Real Thing?

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
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 [...]
Apr 8, 2015

Celiac Disease Prevalence

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRxqgIJM1kA For more information about celiac disease, visit mayoclinic.org/celiacdisease. Dr. Murray is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, [...]
Apr 3, 2015

Gluten Avoidance in Non-Celiac Patients

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
The American College of Gastroenterology sat down with Joseph Murray, M. D., to talk about gluten avoidance by patients without celiac disease. The podcast focuses on the specific topics of "the racial differences in the prevalence of celiac disease, the startling increase in this prevalence over the last 20 years, [...]
Mar 27, 2015

Tips for Maintaining a Gluten-Free Diet

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Julie Buchholtz, a registered dietitian working in pediatrics at Mayo Clinic, discusses tips for helping children maintain their gluten-free diet during the school year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcZLSTjhCro For more information about celiac disease, visit mayoclinic.org/celiacdisease.
Mar 18, 2015

Dr. Murray Presenting at GREAT 3 Workshop

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Joseph Murray, M. D., will be presenting at the GREAT 3 workshop on March 31st, at 8:10 am. He will present about identifying the appropriate therapies for treatment of patients with celiac disease. Learn more about the conference here. For more information about celiac disease, visit mayoclinic.org/celiacdisease. Dr. Murray is [...]
Mar 13, 2015

Celiac Disease Symptoms and Hidden Gluten

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Are you wondering why your celiac disease symptoms aren't getting better after going on a gluten-free diet? Jacalyn See, a registered clinical dietitian, discusses the risks of hidden gluten and provides tips to help patients with celiac disease maintain a gluten-free diet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55I_uZo_r5U For more information about celiac disease, visit [...]
Mar 6, 2015

KNX Spotlight: Gluten-Free Program

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Are you wondering if you should be on a gluten-free diet? Is maintaining a gluten-free diet better for your health? Joseph Murray, M.D., was recently on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO discussing celiac disease and what is fact from fiction when it comes to gluten-free products. Learn more and listen to the program. Learn more [...]
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