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March 27, 2006

New Quick Test for Celiac Disease

Italian researchers have developed an inexpensive and quick test for celiac disease or gluten intolerance, making it easier for doctors to spot sufferers. (ansa.it)

July 24, 2005

Celiac Disease and Malnutrition

The inability to properly digest wheat, rye and barley is a fairly common problem health problem that can cause malnutrition, even in people who get plenty to eat. Gluten, a type of protein, is found in these three grains. (East Oregonian)

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November 02, 2004

Celiac Disease Trends, Bacteria Found in Crohn's Patients

"Patients are receiving initial diagnosis of celiac disease at an older age and with a shorter duration of symptoms."

"A bacterium that causes intestinal illness in cattle and sheep could also be responsible for Crohn's disease."

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September 13, 2004

Outback Steakhouse Catering to Celiac Disease, Vitamin D and Crohn's Disease

"Restaurants are making changes as more and more people are diagnosed with food allergies. Some people can't eat dairy, others are allergic to wheat, and even a single peanut could kill a diner with a nut allergy."

"Contrary to expectations, people with the inflammatory bowel condition Crohn's disease are likely to have excessive levels of the active form of vitamin D in their blood"

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August 07, 2004

Celiac Disease Under-Diagnosed, Irritable Bowel and Stress

The NIH says Celiac disease is under-diagnosed. It is present in 0.5 to 1% of the U.S. population, ten times higher than previous estimates.

Dr. Ashok Kapur, a gastroenterologist who practices at Caritas Medical Center in Louisville, says Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not caused by stress, but it can magnify and perpetuate the symptoms.

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