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Call for greater transparency in gluten-free testing

A celiac disease expert from the University of Western Australia is calling for greater transparency in the testing of gluten free foods. It comes after reports that some gluten free products contain traces of gluten, potentially dangerous to sufferers of celiac disease. UWA Professor Geoff Forbes said recent studies detected gluten in 14 per cent […]

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Gluten Free Diet: Foods to Avoid vs. Safe Foods

What foods do I avoid on the gluten–free diet? Following a gluten-free diet means you should remove all foods that have gluten from your diet. Foods that contain gluten are “red–light foods” for anyone with celiac disease. Ways to get rid of “red-light foods” from your diet: Remove grains that contain gluten from your diet. […]

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Celiac Disease

Celiac disease (also known as coeliac disease or celiac sprue) is the name of a condition in which the body’s own immune system reacts to gluten, a protein found in many common foods such as cereal, bread, and pasta. How does celiac disease affect the body? Over time, this immune reaction to gluten damages the […]