Celiac Disease

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May 11th, 2016

The Oats Conundrum

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

A plethora of questions surrounds patients with celiac disease, regarding the consumption of oats while following a gluten-free diet. Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., and Jacalyn See, clinical dietitian, take an in-depth look and discuss some of the misconceptions about oats and the celiac patient. Points to consider: In response to numerous queries concerning the use of oats in […]

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Tags: celiac disease, FDA, gluten free diet, Jacalyn See, Joseph Murray, MedWatch, North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (NASSCD), oats


May 10th, 2016

Ultra-short Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Celiac disease primarily affects the small intestine, which is about 25 feet long. When celiac disease affects the duodenal bulb, the topmost part of the duodenum, it is diagnosed as ultra-short celiac disease. A recent study, published in Gastroenterology, found that a single biopsy of the duodenal bulb significantly increases the diagnostic yield for celiac […]

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Tags: celiac disease, duodenum, Gastroenterology, Joseph Murray, ultra-short celiac disease


May 6th, 2016

Liver Involvement in Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Although celiac disease primarily affects the gut, the clinical spectrum of celiac disease is remarkably varied, and the disease can affect many extraintestinal organs, including the liver. Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., reviews a study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, which identifies strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders in childhood. Celiac disease is […]

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Tags: celiac disease, Joseph Murray, liver disease, pediatric, World Journal of Gastroenterology


May 5th, 2016

The Gluten-Free Diet: A Practical Look

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Celiac disease is a global disease, and currently the only available treatment is a gluten-free diet. In the developed world there are a lot of resources for people with celiac disease who need to be on a gluten-free diet, but it is still a substantial challenge. As celiac disease is being diagnosed in other countries, social, […]

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Tags: celiac disease, gluten free diet, Joseph Murray, mucosal healing, Nature Reviews


April 19th, 2016

The Gluten ELISA Test Kit

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

If you have celiac disease, you may rely on commercial test kits for detecting gluten in food. But how reliable are these test kits for gluten detection? Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., evaluates the ELISA test kits, based upon a study published in Cereal Chemistry. The team of researchers who set out to evaluate the accuracy of […]

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Tags: celiac disease, Cereal Chemistry, ELISA test, FDA, gluten, gluten free, Joseph Murray


April 5th, 2016

Could Sourdough Bread be the Answer to the Gluten Sensitivity Epidemic?

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

  “I would bet that if you took a dozen people who claimed gluten intolerance and you gave them Richard’s bread, they’d be fine,” says Michael Pollan in the third episode of his new Netflix food documentary, Cooked. The bread he is referring to is a sourdough made the old fashioned way, with hours of […]

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Tags: bread, celiac disease, FODMAPs, gluten, gluten intolerance, Joseph Murray, non-celiac gluten sensitivity


February 16th, 2016

Genetics and Celiac Disease – Who is at Risk?

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Genetic predisposition plays a key role in celiac disease (CD), and that could mean as many as a third of the population  are genetically at risk! The great majority however, never get celiac disease. Dr. Joseph Murray explains the results of a recent study that delves deeper into finding the various genomic factors responsible for CD […]

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Tags: celiac disease, gene testing, genetic, HLA, Joseph Murray, PLoS One


January 28th, 2016

The Bacterial Connection to Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

The increase in celiac disease incidence has led investigators to focus on whether environmental determinants, including gut microorganisms, contribute to the development of the disease. Dr. Joseph Murray discusses a new study which used a humanized mouse model of gluten sensitivity, and found that the gut microbiome can play an important role in the body’s […]

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Tags: American Journal of Pathology, celiac disease, gluten, gluten sensitivity, Joseph Murray, microbiome, small intestine


December 16th, 2015

The Pathways to Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

What are the pathways that lead to celiac disease? Although celiac disease is characterized by damage to the small intestine, the actual process is quite complicated. In a recent paper published in Gastroenterology, Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., examines the mechanism that leads to tissue destruction during the progression of celiac disease. Read the full paper online here. […]

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Tags: celiac disease, Gastroenterology, Joseph Murray


December 4th, 2015

Isotretinoin Exposure and Risk of Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Isotretinoin is the standard treatment for certain types of acne. A recent study co-authored by Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., and published in the journal PLOS One, concludes that there is no increased risk of celiac disease with the use of Isotretinoin. Read the full paper online here. For more information about celiac disease, visit mayoclinic.org/celiac disease. […]

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Tags: acne, celiac disease, Isotretinoin, Joseph Murray, PLoS One


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