New research identifies enzyme, possibly paving way for new treatments for celiac

Interesting research from Stanford University, California, on the switching on and off of Transglutaminase 2 (TG2). Researchers identified an enzyme that turns off TG2 which could lead to future treatments for celiac disease. (2.23.18) Stanford University study findings were published in American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ‘s Journal of Biological Chemistry (from article published […] read more

On February 26th, 2018, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Biena Chickpea Snacks: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kosher, Non-GMO, High Fiber & Protein

Poorvi Patodia, the founder and CEO of Boston-based Biena Foods, was on a mission when pregnant to satisfy her craving for healthy snacks and began experimenting with roasting chickpeas in her kitchen. When she finally succeeded in creating a light and crispy version without compromising the protein & fiber content found in whole chickpeas, she knew she had […] read more

On February 13th, 2018, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

CeliacCorner and The GFB: Gluten Free Bar Co. wish you a Happy, Healthy National Gluten-Free Day!

Happy New Year Gluten-Free folks! Congratulations to all who have successfully eliminated gluten (or working on it!) for improved health and well-being, whether diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity/wheat allergy or living without it for other reasons. Did you know today, January 8th 2018, is National Gluten-Free Day! So we wish you a happy, healthy […] read more

On January 8th, 2018, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

View The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center’s 2017 Year End Report

The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center’s goal is to find a cure for celiac disease and we wish them well in this endeavor! Open here to view the center’s 2017 Year End Research Report summarizing their progress over the last year and addressing ongoing studies. If interested in donating to help fund their important […] read more

On December 29th, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Accurate celiac diagnosis in trial of new blood test

For those who self diagnose as having celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity and give up gluten, blood tests and biopsies considered later to confirm a diagnosis, or rule it out, will not be accurate (gluten needs to be in the system at time of testing). Researchers are now working on a blood test that […] read more

On December 26th, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Rates of Clostridium Difficile Twice as High in People with Celiac Disease

Clostridium Difficile (C. Difficile/CDI) is a bacterial infection with symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon (learn more from Mayo Clinic) According to a report published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology (published on-line 31 October 2017), researchers conducted a population-based study finding that people with Celiac Disease are at an increased risk […] read more

On December 23rd, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

ImmusanT Raises $40 million to Support Development of Celiac Vaccine

According to a Press Release dated 14 November 2017, ImmusanT of Cambridge, MA received $40 million in financing to help fund their research into a therapeutic vaccine (Nexvax2) to treat Celiac. Press Release – CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – November 14, 2017 – ImmusanT, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing Nexvax2®, a therapeutic vaccine designed to induce immune […] read more

On December 7th, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Celiac Disease Tests Do Not Reflect Ongoing Mucosal Damage, according to meta-analysis

According to a recent meta-analysis of patients with confirmed (via biopsy) celiac disease, the most common tests (serum transglutaminase-tTG and endomysial antibodies-EMA) used to screen for CD as well as monitor healing, are unable to detect persistent small intestinal damage (villous atrophy) in many patients following a gluten-free diet. The researchers concluded more accurate, non-invasive markers of mucosal damage […] read more

On June 7th, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Review Study Finds Uncontaminated Oats Appear Safe for Patients with Celiac

Review Study:  Safety of Adding Oats to a Gluten-free Diet for Patients with Celiac Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Clinical and Observational Studies Published on-line: April 18, 2017 Conclusions:  “In a systematic review and meta-analysis, we found no evidence that addition of oats to a GFD affects symptoms, histology, immunity, or serologic features of patients […] read more

On April 26th, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Evidence Insufficient to Screen for Celiac Disease in Patients Without Symptoms

[Health Care professionals seem to have differing opinions on whether or not to screen people who do not present with symptoms, for Celiac Disease (CD). A task force looked at whether there was enough evidence to determine whether testing of people without symptoms provided any benefit or harm for patients, their findings were reported by JAMA (The Journal of […] read more

On March 29th, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

“Gluten-Removed” Beer May Be Unsafe for People with Celiac Disease

A recent pilot study conducted by the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) at the University of Chicago’s Celiac Research Center reveals beer labeled “gluten-removed” may not be safe for the celiac community. “The medical and scientific community has not validated or accepted that these low-gluten or gluten-removed beers are safe because available gluten testing methods have not […] read more

On February 17th, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Transverse Myelitis and Celiac Disease

From Article (2.3.17):  Transverse Myelitis and Celiac Disease: The Unusual Pair by Dr Jeffrey Malatack, MD, Associate Editor, Pediatrics   “Transverse myelitis (TM) can be a devastating illness in which a spinal level injury occurs with partial to complete loss of neurological function below the affected spinal level.”  Learn more about the connection between TM and […] read more

On February 6th, 2017, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Hidden Celiac Disease Now Less Common in the U.S., study finds

Celiac Awareness is paying off! (Reuters Health, Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 ) Fewer people in the U.S. have celiac disease without realizing it, a new study finds. The actual proportion of people with celiac disease in the United States has not changed since 2009, researchers say. “The total prevalence is stable,” Dr. Joseph Murray told […] read more

On December 30th, 2016, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Serological screening for Celiac Disease in pre-schoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder

According to an Italian study, preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) may have a higher risk of developing Celiac Disease, suggesting a possible common genetic background between the two disorders and the importance of regular screening for Celiac among this group. “The present study aims to investigate the overall CD prevalence (biopsy proven-CD patients plus screening detected […] read more

On December 5th, 2016, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

A Gluten-Free Diet Improves Bone Parameters in PreMenopausal Women with Celiac Disease, Study Finds

Original Article: Impaired Bone Microarchitecture Improves After One Year On Gluten-Free Diet: A Prospective Longitudinal HRpQCT Study in Women With Celiac Disease – Zanchetta – 2016 – Journal of Bone and Mineral Research – Wiley Online Library Date of Publication: September 2016 (from Study Abstract) “We have recently identified a significant deterioration of bone microarchitecture in […] read more

On October 14th, 2016, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Season and region of birth linked to heightened childhood celiac disease risk: Circulating viral infections may explain temporal/geographical associations, say researchers

ScienceDaily, 15 August 2016   “Circulating viral infections may help explain the temporal and geographical patterns associated with the risk of developing childhood celiac disease, conclude Swedish researchers in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. But the role of vitamin D during pregnancy may also have a part to play, they suggest.” Read full story HERE […] read more

On August 17th, 2016, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity also an Immune Disorder, study finds

People can have a sensitivity to wheat gluten, and experience a systemic immune activation (a biological explanation), without having full blown celiac disease, according to a proof of concept study (learn more here). “Results Individuals with wheat sensitivity had significantly increased serum levels of soluble CD14 and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-binding protein, as well as antibody reactivity to bacterial LPS and flagellin. Circulating levels […] read more

On July 31st, 2016, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

World-famous Montgomery Inn BBQ Sauce & Other BBQ Favorites now Gluten-Free

It is officially summer (do I hear a yay!) Many of you will be firing up grills and adding your favorite meats, poultry and veggies! If you are a fan of BBQ, you will be happy to learn the family-owned company, Montgomery Inn, has reformulated their mouth-watering BBQ sauces to be free of gluten and other […] read more

On June 24th, 2016, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Gluten Triggers Strange Delusions in Woman with Celiac Disease

Article featured on 6.22.16 Author Credit: Sara G. Miller, Staff Writer  “Gluten has been implicated in a number of symptoms related to celiac disease that go beyond the digestive system, including rashes, anemia and headaches. But according to a recent case report, the wheat protein played a role in one woman’s severe psychosis.” read […] read more

On June 23rd, 2016, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Product Review: Bavarian Brand Gluten-Free German Bread – all natural, vegan, dairy-free, nonGMO, allergen & digestive-friendly

Introducing Celiac Corner’s newest sponsor, R & R Export-Import Specialties, the sole US importer of a variety of premium German breads, including the Bavarian Brand offering a healthier line of Gluten-free German Breads as well as traditional organic whole grain and yeast-free breads. The all natural Gluten-free bread is available in two vitamin-rich varieties: GF Whole […] read more

On June 3rd, 2016, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by