celiac

  1. Nelson Vergel

    Could a virus trigger gluten intolerance?

    Scientists have known for a while that genetics predisposes some people to celiac. About 30 percent of Americans carry the genes that make them more susceptible to the disease. And yet, only about one percent of Americans have celiac. Researchers wondered why not everyone with the risk genes...
  2. Nelson Vergel

    Promising News in Treatment for Celiac Disease

    The gluten free diet (no wheat, barley, rye) is the only treatment for celiac disease. But many companies and researchers are investigating and doing clinical trials for different treatments for people diagnosed with celiac disease. In the last few days Joseph Murray, M.D. from the Division of...
  3. Nelson Vergel

    Researcher Finds Supplement to Treat Gluten Intolerance

    University of Alberta researchers may have found a way to help people with celiac disease enjoy the wide variety of foods they normally have to shun. Hoon Sunwoo, an associate professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and colleague Jeong Sim, a retired professor from the...
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