May is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

If it seems like you’re hearing more about gluten-free diets and celiac disease, you are. The condition is increasingly common. According to a several recent studies reported in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, celiac disease is an increasingly common disease that affects 3.1 million Americans. Celiac disease is an immune-based reaction to dietary gluten (a protein contained in wheat, barley, … Read More

Study findings: diabetics may benefit from earlier colonoscopies

A pair of physician researchers reported in May they have found a connection between diabetics and a higher incidence of precancerous polyps, leading to a recommendation that Type 2 diabetics may need to begin colorectal screenings earlier than the typical age 50. The researchers, Dr. Honga Vu, a clinical gastroenterology fellow at Washington University and Dr. John Petrini, a gastroenterologist … Read More

Going Gluten-free

You may have noticed lately a marked increase in the number of food items in the grocery store labeled “gluten-free.” That is a very important piece of information for a growing number of people diagnosed with Celiac disease as the only medically acceptable treatment for the condition is a 100-percent gluten-free diet.