Coeliac Disease and a Gluten-Free Diet - INDI

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29 Aug 2016 - General
Gluten! Gluten has become a really controversial topic in today's community. I have seen in many social media sites, that staying gluten free has become a trend in the young to middle aged community, specifically in the European and North American region. I don't know why, but people seem to think that avoiding gluten is good for your health. Like avoiding tobacco, fast food or sugar. I recently saw the post of a person who is suffering from coeliac disease and is really allergic. She s...
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Celiac disease is an immune-mediated small bowel disorder characterized by mucosal inflammation, villous atrophy, and crypt hyperplasia, due to exposure to dietary gluten. The genetic factors involved are HLA-DQ2 and DQ8 gene loci. Exposure to dietary gluten will lead to the production auto-antibody that target small bowel mucosa. Serological tests of checking Immunoglobulin A (IgA) anti-tissue transglutaminase (tTG) can be used in the diagnostic process of coeliac disease. The gold standard dia...
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