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A viral infection could be the cause of chronic problems such as type 1 diabetes and ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)—and now researchers think it probably triggers celiac disease, an autoimmune response to gluten.
There’s more to celiac disease than gluten. Around one in five sufferers still have signs of a damaged gut after sticking strictly to a gluten-free diet for two years—even if all the usual symptoms have disappeared.
Not eating wheat is all the rage, and some sceptics regard it as a fashionable fad-but scientists have discovered that gluten sensitivity is a very real problem, and they've also figured out the biological mechanism behind it
The number of children diagnosed with celiac disease-where there is a serious auto-immune reaction to dietary gluten from wheat, barley and rye-has trebled in the UK over the past 20 years
Most people who think they have a wheat intolerance actually have an aversion only to highly-processed wheat products, a controversial new study suggests
Scientists have this week moved a step closer to understanding gluten intolerance and celiac disease
Celiac disease - where people are highly allergic to gluten - is far more common than doctors have supposed, a new study has discovered