Toxic Trio Identified as Basis of Celiac Disease

“Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have identified the three protein fragments that make gluten – the main protein in wheat, rye and barley – toxic to people with coeliac disease.

Their discovery opens the way for a new generation of diagnostics, treatments, prevention strategies and food tests for the millions of people worldwide with coeliac disease…”

Celiac and Quality of Life – Five Things to Know

“For many people, being diagnosed with celiac disease (CD) brings a feeling of relief and the end to a long, frustrating road of unknowns. However, along with the relief, the diagnosis can also bring more questions including, “What kind of life am I going to have now?” 

The answer to that question is “It depends.” The official recommendation of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute (2006) regarding the treatment of CD is strict compliance to a gluten-free diet (GFD).  While being diagnosed with CD may be out of your hands, the quality of life you experience after diagnosis may be within your control largely based on your adherence to a GFD.

Based on research, following are five things you should know about CD and quality of life: “