Celiac Disease

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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

February 13th, 2015

Gene Testing and Celiac Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Celiac disease (CD) is an immune-based reaction to gluten — a protein in wheat, rye and barley — that results in damage to the small intestine mucosa. It occurs in genetically predisposed children and adults and usually responds to a gluten-free diet. Imad Absah, M.D., comments on the publication of two influential studies in the New […]

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Tags: celiac disease, gene testing, Imad Absah, pediatric

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