New clue in celiac disease puzzle: Cause of oat toxicity explained

According to an article titled “New clue in celiac disease puzzle: Cause of oat toxicity explained” featured on, researchers in Australia have identified key components in oats that trigger an immune response in some people diagnosed with Celiac Disease.

“Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Monash University and US biotechnology company ImmusanT, led the 10-year study, published this month in the Journal of Autoimmunity. They revealed that oat consumption triggered an immune response in eight per cent of the 73 participants with coeliac disease.”

“This study provides specific detail on the parts of oats stimulating immune responses, and highlights the relevance of grains other than wheat in coeliac disease,” Dr Tye-Din said. “This is a vital piece of the puzzle that informs the development of targeted tests for oat toxicity and the design of new treatments for people with coeliac disease.”

If you are new to a diagnosis of Celiac Disease, please discuss with your health care professional when it is advisable to introduce oats into your diet. Most will recommend holding off for a period of time and recommend consuming only certified gluten-free oats when allowable. If you experience symptoms after consuming oats, discuss with your health care professional, you may need to exclude them entirely if you are unable to tolerate them.

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