Infection with reovirus could be key initiating event for developing celiac disease, study suggests
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  April 10, 2017  
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 Infection with reovirus could be key initiating event for developing celiac disease, study suggestsInfection with reovirus could be key initiating event for developing celiac disease, study suggests
 
Infection with reovirus, a common but otherwise harmless virus, can trigger the immune system response to gluten that leads to celiac disease, according to new research from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
 
 
 Scientists reveal how gluten plays role in development of rare form of cancer for coeliac patientsScientists reveal how gluten plays role in development of rare form of cancer for coeliac patients
 
Scientists in The Netherlands have revealed how gluten plays a role in the development of a rare form of cancer, for some people with coeliac disease.
 
   Discovery of 'molecular switch' could lead to effective new treatments for auto-immune diseasesDiscovery of 'molecular switch' could lead to effective new treatments for auto-immune diseases
 
The discovery of the 'molecular switch' that causes inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Celiac disease, could lead to more effective new treatments for these life-changing auto-immune conditions, according to research from scientists at King's College London and University College London.
 
   Gluten-free diets linked to increased risk for arsenic and mercury exposureGluten-free diets linked to increased risk for arsenic and mercury exposure
 
People who eat a gluten-free diet may be at risk for increased exposure to arsenic and mercury - toxic metals that can lead to cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological effects, according to a report in the journal Epidemiology.
 
   UC Riverside professor receives grant to explore therapeutic target for treating IBD patientsUC Riverside professor receives grant to explore therapeutic target for treating IBD patients
 
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestine that includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. A protective protein that plays a key role in this disease is "T-cell protein tyrosine phosphatase" or TCPTP.
 
 FDA authorizes marketing of first direct-to-consumer GHR tests for certain diseases
 
FDA authorizes marketing of first direct-to-consumer GHR tests for certain diseasesThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of 23andMe Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk (GHR) tests for 10 diseases or conditions.
 
 
 Physicians recommend whole food, plant-based eating patterns for optimal heart health
 
Physicians recommend whole food, plant-based eating patterns for optimal heart healthNutrition researcher Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., president and founder of the nonprofit Physicians Committee, is one of 12 authors of "Journal of the American College of Cardiology, which recommends whole food, plant-based eating patterns for optimal heart health.