Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 20, 2012
Although Gluten might be an important ingredient in many food products humans consumer daily, new medical research as well as a stunning new article posted on Health and Wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com have discovered significant differences between Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity which have given medical scientists a great start to find ways to combat the medical health risks of Gluten for the American food consumer.
Gluten is defined as a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. It gives elasticity to dough, helping it to rise and to keep its shape, and often gives the final product a chewy texture. Gluten may also be found in some cosmetics or dermatological preparations. Up until recently, scientists across the world assumed that Gluten Sensitivity may have been in the spectrum of disorders including Celiac Disease where the human body showed significant complications due to Gluten laced products consumed by humans in daily diet.
However this past May, scientists at the University of Maryland; School of Medicine’s Center for Celiac Research stated that gluten sensitivity is different from celiac disease at the molecular level and in the response it elicits from the immune system. The research, which was published in the medical journal BMC Medicine and on their website in May 2012, provides the first scientific evidence of a different mechanism leading to gluten sensitivity. It also demonstrates that gluten sensitivity and celiac disease are part of a spectrum of gluten-related disorders.
“We found differences in levels of intestinal permeability and expression of genes regulating the immune response in the gut mucosa,” says Alessio Fasano, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine and physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of the Center for Celiac Research in the BMC Medicine report. “Identifying and isolating specific ‘biomarkers’ in the immune response of people with gluten sensitivity could lead to diagnostic tools for the condition.”
Although this new discovery has given researchers a path to determine the differences between gluten sensitivity and Celiac Disease, additional research is needed in order to find ways of curing or teaching people on how to reduce their chances of having gluten related illness. There is additional health risks associated with gluten which are discussed in detail in the BeWellBuzz.com article posted below.
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