Celiac Disease

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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 26th, 2016

Simple Gestures Make a Difference

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Monique Most, Office of Patient Experience (OPE), was staffing the OPE main office in the Mayo Lobby in Rochester when a patient came in with a concern she wished to share. Most, a patient experience champion since October 2014, took the woman’s intake information and invited her to sit in a conference room while she […]

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Tags: celiac disease, gluten, gluten free, restaurant, Twigs Tavern & Grille


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


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


October 21st, 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 a.m. to 11 a.m. PST […]

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Tags: celiac disease, Francisco Leon, gluten, Jacob Hughey, Joseph Murray, NFCA, Webinars


September 11th, 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 published in Gastroenterology. Maintaining a […]

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Tags: celiac disease, Gastroenterology, gluten, Joseph Murray, larazotide acetate, leaky gut


August 27th, 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 by Joseph A. Murray, M.D., […]

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


August 3rd, 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. Researchers examined bacteria in stool samples of healthy people, and characterized enzymes made by bacteria that adapted to eat or degrade gluten. […]

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


July 3rd, 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 celiac disease and type 2 […]

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Tags: celiac disease, diabetes, gluten, Healthline News


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