Celiac Disease

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January 30th, 2017

Does Celiac Disease Contribute to Other Autoimmune Diseases?

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., addresses a question posted by a member on Mayo Clinic Connect: Are there any proven links between mesenteric panniculitis and other autoimmune diseases I have, such as celiac disease or small fiber neuropathy? Mesenteric Panniculitis is a rare inflammatory disease that affects the subcutaneous adipose tissue of the mesentery or the small bowel area […]

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Tags: celiac disease, Joseph Murray, Mayo Clinic Connect, mesenteric panniculitis, peripheral neuropathy, small fiber neuropathy


December 20th, 2016

Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Jacalyn See and Madalynn Strong, registered dietitians from Mayo Clinic’s Celiac Clinic discuss valuable tips for maintaining a gluten-free diet during the holidays. For more information about celiac disease, visit mayoclinic.org/celiac disease        

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Tags: celiac disease, diet, dietitian, gluten free, holidays, Jacalyn See, Madalynn Strong


December 15th, 2016

When Your Diagnoses of Celiac Disease is in Question

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Blood tests for celiac disease are usually accurate, but what does it mean when there is a discrepancy between biopsies suggesting celiac disease, but blood tests are negative? In response to a question from a Mayo Clinic Connect member, Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., explains that there may be other conditions that can cause changes in the intestinal biopsy […]

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Tags: celiac disease, https://connect.mayoclinic.org, IgA, intestinal damage, Joseph Murray, tropical sprue


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 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


March 1st, 2016

Evaluating Health News: Dr. Joseph Murray on Mayo Clinic Radio

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Are you wondering if eating bacon is as bad as tobacco? Should you be on a gluten-free diet? Do you have gluten-sensitivity, or celiac disease? Although health and medicine news reports provide useful information, there seems to be a “frenzy of misinformation,” and it is not uncommon to hear conflicting reports or even exaggerated or hyped-up messages. […]

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Tags: celiac disease, gluten free, gluten sensitivity, Joseph Murray


March 1st, 2016

Know Your Lectins

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Recent media have suggested that lectins, found in legumes and grains, can be toxic to one’s gut, and may even lead to autoimmune disorders such as Crohn’s disease and celiac disease. Jacalyn See, clinical dietitian at Mayo Clinic debunks this myth and explains why we shouldn’t eliminate this nutritious carbohydrate-binding protein from our diet. Lectins […]

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Tags: Carbohydrates, celiac disease, diet, grains, Jacalyn See, lectins, legumes, protein


November 30th, 2015

Gluten in Makeup: Does it Matter?

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Currently, the only treatment for celiac disease is lifelong adherence to a strict gluten-free diet. People living gluten-free must avoid foods with wheat, rye and barley. But many patients are questioning if there may be more to a gluten-free lifestyle than just making dietary changes. Gluten is sneaky; it may also be lurking in makeup and toiletries where it’s […]

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Tags: celiac disease, cosmetics, gluten, makeup, Tara Myles


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