Coeliac disease is thought to affect about one in 100 people around the world. Symptoms can include fatigue, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, mouth ulcers and contripation. It is caused by an intolerance to gluten found in some bread, pasta, flour, cereals and cakes, meaning the only way to manage the condition is to follow a strict diet. That may soon change, however, depending on the outcome of research taking place in Melbourne, Australia, reports Wales Online. Doctors are using injections to help reprogramme sufferers' abnormal immune response to gluten. The condition occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues as the gluten protein – found in wheat, barley, rye and oats – is eaten. This causes damage to the lining of the gut, meaning the body can’t properly absorb nutrients from food. The only treatment currently available for coeliacs is to stick to a gluten-free diet which eases most of the debilitating symptoms. In extreme cases the condition … [Read more...] about Coeliac disease vaccine could end need for gluten-free
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Scientists believe they may have found a vaccine to treat coeliac disease – giving sufferers the freedom to ditch their gluten-free diets for good. A world-first clinical trial is currently under way in Melbourne, Australia which is using injections to reprogramme the immune system’s abnormal response to gluten. Around one in 100 people have coeliac disease which can cause diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting, stomach cramps, mouth ulcers, fatigue and anaemia. The condition occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues as the gluten protein – found in wheat, barley, rye and oats – is eaten. This causes damage to the lining of the gut and means the body can’t properly absorb nutrients from food. The only treatment currently available for coeliacs is to stick to a gluten-free diet which eases most of the debilitating symptoms. In extreme cases the condition can lead to issues such infertility, type 1 diabetes, osteoporosis and … [Read more...] about A new vaccine for coeliac disease could end gluten-free diets
North East Wales 6 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-44384750 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A Wrexham bakery is spending millions on a new production facility to meet the demand for gluten free products. Village Bakery will spend £12m on converting a former wire factory into a … [Read more...] about ‘State-of-the art’ gluten-free bakery plan
Our eating habits have never been so, well, specific. Last year in Britain, sales of free-from foods – gluten-free, dairy-free, joy-free, take your pick – surged by £230m (€263m) compared to the year prior, a spike of more than 40 per cent, while one in four Brits say they or someone else in their household avoids certain ingredients as part of a general healthy lifestyle. But according to DNAFit, a UK based genetics company which provides home-testing kits, almost half of the adult population go further, describing themselves as having some food intolerance or allergy, despite only 15 per cent having undertaken the requisite medical tests to confirm their suspicions. Are 21st century bodies no longer able to handle ingredients we’ve eaten for millenia, or has the vogue for ditching the likes of grains and dairy turned us into a nation of nutrichondriacs? To take one of the most commonly touted intolerances du jour, a quarter of the 4,000 people … [Read more...] about No gluten, no dairy, no joy… have we become a nation of ‘nutrichondriacs’?
Bread and Belgian buns were two of Sarah Hirst's favourite foods. It meant no more bread or buns for Sarah and while it may seem a small sacrifice to make that we can treat lightheartedly there is a lack of awareness of the seriousness of the condition.Sarah said: "I have been treated as a bit of a pain in the neck at times and although attitudes are changing there is still a long way to go."Today marks the start of Coeliac Disease Awareness Week. The aim of this week is to raise as much awareness for coeliac disease as possible, and to inform the community of what it is and how it affects those around us that suffer from it.Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease where symptoms are triggered by the consumption of gluten. This then damages the lining of the small intestine, and in some rare cases, other parts of the body.Symptoms of coeliac disease include many ailments such as nausea and vomiting, skin rashes, weight loss, issues with digestion, headaches and fatigue, among a many … [Read more...] about Sarah on a mission to feed the world with gorgeous gluten free food