Celiac Disease

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737757729
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 4/23/2012
  • Series: Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 8

Introduction 10

Chapter 1 Understanding Celiac Disease

1 An Overview of Celiac Disease: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases 15

2 Confirming a Diagnosis of Celiac Disease Sheila Crowe 25

3 The Importance of Genetic Testing for Celiac Disease: The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center 34

4 Celiac Disease Can Affect the Brain Alicia Woodward 3

5 Potential New Treatments for Celiac Disease Cathryn Delude 47

6 Gluten Sensitivity Is Distinct from Celiac Disease: Alessio Fasano, as told to Alicia Woodward 53

Chapter 2 Controversies Concerning Celiac Disease

1 Celiac Disease; A Hidden Epidemic Peter H.R. Green 61

2 It Is Likely That the Celiac Disease Epidemic Is Caused by an Infectious Agent Richard Worzel 68

3 It Is Likely That the Celiac Disease Epidemic Is Caused by Environmental Factors Elaine Fawcett 74

4 Celiac Disease Screening May Be Cost Effective Tiberiu Hershcovici Moshe Leshno Eran Goldin Raanan Shamir Eran Israeli 81

5 The Harms of Celiac Disease Screening Outweigh the Benefits Pekka Collin 87

6 The Gluten-Free Trend Has Health Benefits for All Jennifer Harshman 95

7 There Is No Evidence That a Gluten-Free Diet Offers Benefits for All Ayala Laufer-Cahana 99

8 A Clear Standard Must Be Established for Gluten-Free Food Labeling Christine Boyd 105

9 Foods Containing Oats Should Not Be Labeled "Gluten-Free": Kinnikinnick Foods, Inc. 115

Chapter 3 Personal Narratives

1 A Mother Witnesses Her Daughter Suffering from Undiagnosed Celiac Disease Susan Blumenfeld 123

2 A Television Personality Struggles for Years with Undiagnosed Celiac Disease Elisabeth Hasselbeck 127

3 Suffering from a Mysterious Complication of Celiac Disease Jonathan Papernick 138

Glossary 144

Chronology 148

Organizations to Contact 151

For Further Reading 155

Index 158

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