This Week in Gluten-Free News

Pregnant? Avoiding This Food Could Lower Your Baby’s Risk For Diabetes
MBG Health: “When comparing mothers with the highest gluten intake versus those with the lowest, risk for developing type-1 diabetes in their children was increased twofold. Interestingly, the risk of type I diabetes in offspring increased proportionally with the amount of gluten mothers consumed during their pregnancy.” Click here for the full story.

Beyond Celiac partners with imaware to expand use of at-home celiac disease testing for faster medical diagnosis
Globe News Wire: “imaware™ is a unique at-home celiac disease screening and monitoring test that is highly accurate and provides actionable results for patients.” Click here for the full story.

Hosts struggle turning home to gluten-free zone
Detroit Free Press: “Is our friend being ridiculous here, or are we being insensitive to her disease?” Click here for the full story.

BeReal Dough Announces Three New Flavors of Gluten-Free Edible Cookie Dough
NOSH: “BeReal Doughs announced their biggest launch with three delicious new flavors of gluten-free and plant-based cookie dough, literally doubling their product line overnight.” Click here for the full story.

Gluten-free diet not healthy for you (unless you have celiac disease) 
CNN: “Jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon may seem enticing, but self-prescribing a diet devoid of gluten comes with risks.” Click here for the full story.

Week of December 6, 2018

Celiac patients navigate holidays’ gluten minefield
Sentinel Source: “But the holiday season, she said, with its food-centric family gatherings, presents special challenges to people with celiac: meals with hidden gluten sources and well-meaning relatives who try to accommodate but don’t know what a gluten-free diet entails.” Click here for the full story.

Celiac disease may be treated with cystic fibrosis drugs
Medical News Today: “New research investigates the molecular similarities between celiac disease and cystic fibrosis. The results suggest that a compound developed for cystic fibrosis may also treat celiac disease.” Click here for the full story.

‘Low Gluten’ Benefits Linked to Dietary Fibers, Not Gluten
Medscape: “
Healthy adults had less bloating, increased well-being, and a small but significant weight loss on low-gluten (LG) compared with high-gluten (HG) diets, a study found. The differences appear linked to differences in dietary fiber associated with components of the two diets, not to gluten per se…” Click here for the full story.

Gluten-free foods from Africa and South America you should know
USA Today: “
Both cassava and teff flour, along with their true form, are gluten-free are can be used in many different recipes (other than injera).” Click here for the full story.

Demand for gluten-free communion in church rises as worshippers bring dietary requirements to mass
Yahoo Style: “Most Church of England churches now keep a supply of gluten-free wafers and larger churches and cathedrals with multiple communion stations often have a designated gluten-free station.” Click here for the full story.

Gluten-Free Product Market Will Reach USD 7.60 Billion By 2024, Globally
Zion Market Research: “According to the report, the global gluten-free product market was valued at around USD 4.72 Billion in 2017 and is expected to reach approximately USD 7.60 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of around 7.12% between 2018 and 2024.” Click here for the full story.

Week of November 29, 2018

4 Myths About Celiac Disease
Medical Daily: “You may be surprised to hear some people can develop gluten intolerance later in their life, even if they were able to tolerate gluten for several decades since birth.” Dr. Alessio Fasano of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment, who is the chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and a Gluten-Free Living board member, provides insight on developing celiac disease later in life and the difference between gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. Click here for the full story.

Why You Don’t Want to Cut Out Gluten Before Testing for Celiac Disease
Allergic Living: “Whenever I’m approached by someone who suspects they or a family member may have celiac disease, I give them a surprising piece of advice: keep eating gluten. And if they’ve already stopped, I suggest they consider a gluten challenge in order to get an accurate diagnosis.” Click here for the full story.

Week of November 22, 2018

Why a low-gluten diet may benefit everyone
Medical News Today: “New research, published in the journal Nature Communications,finds that a diet low in gluten may also benefit the health of people who are not allergic to it. However, the benefits are not down to the mere absence of gluten.” Click here for the full story.

Naturally gluten-free: Veripan launches “breakthrough” all-in-one bakery solution
Food Ingredients First: “The need for gluten-free foods is driving innovation across many food sectors, with bakery being the most prevalent sector. Veripan has launched a “breakthrough” all-purpose flour mix for gluten-free bakery.” Click here for the full story.

How to spend less on gluten-free
Choice: “Whatever the reason you choose a gluten-free diet, the price you pay for products that meet your dietary requirements is almost certainly more than you’d pay for equivalent foods with gluten. We look at why gluten-free costs more, and how you can spend less on gluten-free products.” Click here for the full story.

Is Wine Gluten Free?
Wine Spectator: “Regardless of why people opt to let go of gluten, there’s a common question many ask: Can I drink wine on a gluten-free diet? The short answer is yes.” Click here for the full story.

Celiac Disease: Osmosis Study Video
Medscape: “This video covers the known pathophysiology, as well as important clinical signs and symptoms.” Click here to watch the video.

Global Gluten-free Beer Market by 2022: Manufacturers, Regions, Type, Applications, Key Country Analysis
Market News Today: “Gluten-free Beer market research report is a systematically created report after conducting a comprehensive research of the industry. The aim of the report is to provide complete Gluten-free Beer market overview, starting from the basics of the industry to profiles of top market players.” Click here for the full story.

Week of November 15, 2018

How Does the Experimental ‘Vaccine’ for Celiac Disease Work?
Live Science: “An experimental ‘vaccine’ for celiac disease is set to be tested in a new clinical trial to see if the treatment can protect patients with the condition from the effects of eating gluten — or, in other words, allow those patients to eat gluten safely.” Click here for full story.

This vaccine could help people with celiac eat gluten again, but it’s not for everyone
Popular Science: “The first real treatment for celiac might work by shooting gluten straight into your veins.” Click here for the full story.

For those who feel better eating gluten-free, fructans may actually be the issue
Chicago Tribune: “Many researchers believe [that some] people who think they can’t tolerate gluten are actually sensitive to fructans.” Click here for the full story.

Gluten Allergy Symptoms: Signs You Are Gluten Intolerant
Bell Marra Health: “Research suggests that gluten sensitivity impacts about six to seven percent of the population and that many people don’t recognize gluten allergy symptoms. If you or someone you know is wondering about signs of gluten intolerance, read on.” Click here for the full story.

Not so gluten-free: One in 40 ‘gluten-free’ foods fail to meet Australian standards
RACGP: “…new research published in the Medical Journal of Australia…has found about one in 40 manufactured foods promoted as ‘gluten-free’ contain amounts of gluten that could be harmful for people with coeliac disease.” Click here for the full story.

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