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Vaccine Offers Hope for Bread-Loving Celiac Sufferers

Nexvax2 begins 2nd phase of testing in Australia

(Newser) - A vaccine in the works could vanquish the fear of bread among the 2 to 3 million Americans suffering from celiac disease. Entering its second phase of testing, immunotherapy Nexvax2 from ImmusanT Inc. promises to help build resistance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and hair and... More »

Coming Soon: Wheat Bread Those With Celiac Can Eat

It's not gluten-free, but scientists are working to eliminate the troublesome form of gluten

(Newser) - Those with celiac disease may soon be able to eat wheat bread. Wheat and related cereals contain proteins called gluten that hold breads and cakes together, and certain forms of gluten cause an immune reaction in some people, leaving them unable to eat wheat, barley, and rye, per IFL Science... More »

Researchers See Drawback to Gluten-Free Diet

They suggest a link to type 2 diabetes

(Newser) - Unless you suffer from Celiac disease, you might want to forego the gluten-free products—a new study suggests they may bring a greater risk of type 2 diabetes. Harvard researchers presented their findings at an American Heart Association forum, reports UPI . After studying data from a long-term observational study of... More »

Boy's Broken Bones Mystified Doctors

Then they discovered he had celiac disease

(Newser) - A 7-year-old boy in Portugal broke his arm three times in two years, and doctors were mystified, Live Science reports. The breaks were caused by "minor to moderate pressure," unlike, say, sports injuries, and the boy didn't seem to have any underlying medical conditions that would lead... More »

Pregnant Driver Killed by Falling Tree

Kristi Leigh Oliver leaves behind a husband and 3-year-old

(Newser) - "She probably never had a clue it was coming," says a fire chief in Oregon, where a 100-foot cedar tree took the lives of a pregnant woman and her unborn child in a freak accident. Kristi Leigh Oliver, 30, was killed when the cedar fell on top of... More »

Study Discovers Real Cause of Gluten Sensitivity

Hint: It's not the gluten, findings suggest

(Newser) - If you're one of the millions cutting gluten out of your diet on the theory that it causes bloating, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal unpleasantness—even though you don't have the relatively rare celiac disease —you might be interested in a new study indicating that the gluten isn'... More »

Gluten-Free Diet Won't Help You Lose Weight

Believe it or not, g-free foods aren't also calorie-free

(Newser) - Thinking of going gluten-free to lose weight (just like Gwyneth Paltrow told you )? Think again. Gluten-free foods help the rising numbers of people with celiac disease , wheat allergies, or gluten sensitivities, but those who are just looking to slim down are misguided. “Many packaged gluten-free products are even... More »

Hottest Celeb Diet: Gluten-Free

Some are allergic; others just want to lose weight

(Newser) - Everyone in Hollywood seems to be allergic to gluten—or at least off it—these days. Celebrity practitioners like Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Gwyneth Paltrow have helped propel the gluten-free lifestyle into the spotlight, with more of us mere mortals following suit in an effort to get thin. It's no wonder... More »

Celiac Disease Diagnoses Skyrocket

Many with gluten intolerance may not know of condition

(Newser) - The number of Americans diagnosed with celiac disease has quadrupled since the 1950s, and the condition "is emerging as a substantial public health concern," Mayo Clinic researchers warn. People who had the gluten-intolerance disease and didn’t know it were four times more likely to have died during... More »

Woman Sues Hasselbeck Over Cookbook Plagiarism

Says View co-host stole celiac disease idea

(Newser) - A woman who sent Elisabeth Hasselbeck a cookbook to help deal with an autoimmune disorder now claims The View co-host pirated the ideas for her own tome, the Boston Herald reports. Self-published author Susan Hassett’s federal lawsuit claims she sent Living With Celiac Disease to Hasselbeck in 2008, and... More »

Gluten-Free Diets Gain Converts

Celiac disease, autism forced some to change; others just feel better without it

(Newser) - The tide is turning against gluten as more people ditch the protein—found in bread and just about anything made with wheat, barley, or rye—from their diets, the Chicago Tribune reports. Adherents—and not just those suffering from celiac disease, who cannot tolerate the stuff—blame gluten for a... More »

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