When you’re suffering from celiac disease, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest research and information, so you can make well-informed decisions on your health.
Here are some recent headlines that caught our attention.
Celiac News: January 2020
Potentially ‘Revolutionary’ Drug for Celiac Disease Shows Promise in Phase 2 Study (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
In a phase 2 trial presented at the 2019 United European Gastroenterology Week, a first-of-its-kind drug significantly dampened the immune activation and reduced the intestinal damage that people with celiac disease experience in response to gluten.
“If our findings are confirmed by subsequent studies, this treatment may represent a revolutionary change in how we manage celiac disease,” said Ciaran Kelly, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston, who led the study (late-breaking abstract 18).
For the double-blind trial, Dr. Kelly and his colleagues administered two IV infusions, spaced one week apart, of either TAK-101 or placebo to 34 men and women with well-controlled celiac disease. “We wanted to determine the agent’s safety and efficacy in preventing immune activation and small intestinal mucosal injury,” he said.
Bacterial link in celiac disease (Science Daily)
Bacterial exposure has been identified as a potential environmental risk factor in developing celiac disease, a hereditary autoimmune-like condition that affects about one in 70 Australians.
Scientists are a step closer to solving the mystery of celiac disease (Salon.com)
Is it how breads are made? Is it due to the increase in cesarean section? Maybe it’s the overuse of antibiotics? Recently, Australian researchers published a study in the journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology linking bacterial exposure as a possible environmental risk factor for developing the disease.
8 at-home health kits to test for Celiac disease, fertility and more (CNET)
Would you trust your health to an at-home test kit? If you’re looking to save a doctors visit and want to have a better understanding of your symptoms, the imaware at home test kit may be the answer.
Study identifies the first biomarkers of non-celiac wheat sensitivity (Medical News Bulletin)
Isn’t it annoying when you’re out with friends and you decline on gluten-containing food and they’re like “it’s all in your head”? Well, now there’s proof that non-celiac sensitivities exist!
The Five Stages of Celiac Disease (Celiac.com)
If you’ve recently been diagnosed you’ll understand these….
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