Still getting glutened an ongoing problem
A February study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that unintentional exposure to gluten may be greater than was previously thought. One of the study’s authors, herself a celiac, talked about how she was still getting sick, and used mass spectrometry to find out that some of the “glutenfree” pasta she was eating in fact contained gluten.
For more information: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/04/03/598990638/when-going-glutenfree-is-not-enough-new-tests-detect-hidden-exposure
Mono linked to celiac, other disorders
New research from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center found that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) – best known for causing mononucleosis – also may increase the risks for some people of developing seven other major diseases, including celiac disease. Other linked diseases are: systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and type 1 diabetes.
For more information: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180416121606.htm
New wheat with less gluten coming out
Arcadia Biosciences, a California-based company, has developed wheat in which gluten has been reduced by around 60%. While this wheat will still not be safe for people with celiac disease, the company is targeting those who have gone gluten-free by choice, or feel they are sensitive – the vast majority of those who are eating GF.
For more information: http://www.worldgrain.com/articles/news_home/World_Grain_News/2018/04/Arcadia_Biosciences_introduces.aspx?ID=%7B9755CB87-3109-4029-9E7D-81E92CC7AFFF%7D
Does baby delivery method impact celiac?
Much research has been published suggesting that babies delivered by caesarean section are more likely to develop celiac disease. However, new research published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology suggests that this may not be the case. Researchers used data from administrative registers and health administrative registers from Denmark and Norway and linked the data at the individual level. The mode of delivery was not associated with an increased risk of diagnosed celiac disease.