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Gluten Free Diet and Your Health

Gluten-Free Diet and Your Health

A lot of people may be confused or curious as to why some people go on a gluten-free diet. The reason is simple: they have conditions that make them gluten intolerant. This is the case with people who are afflicted with coeliac disease. Take note that intolerance is different from an allergy. While allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in the body, intolerance is less serious and is limited to digestive problems. This article is going to help you understand what coeliac disease is and its connection with gluten. It will also help you examine if […]

Coeliac Disease Has Tripled Among British Children In The Last 20 Years

Coeliac Disease Has Tripled Among British Children In The Last 20 Years

Coeliac disease diagnoses have tripled among children in the UK over the last 20 years but those from poorer families are only half as likely to be diagnosed, new research shows. The research from the University of Nottingham, published in the medical journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, shows that around 1 per cent of children have blood markers for the disorder and that the diagnosis rate between 2008 and 2012 was 75 per cent higher than it was between 1993 and 1997. The researchers used a UK database called The Health Improvement Network (THIN), a representative database of anonymised […]

What You Need to Know about Coeliac Disease

Have We Been Wrong About Gluten Free Diets?

So you think you’re gluten intolerant? It might go against the grain, but a growing body of research suggests that gluten might not be the cause of your gut problems at all. Researchers at King’s College London, working with leaders in the field at Melbourne’s Monash University, now believe that types of carbohydrates known as Fodmaps are the likely cause of chronic gut pain and other symptoms often attributed to gluten intolerance.Standing for Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols, Fodmaps are types of carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine and researchers now believe are responsible for the stomach pains, […]