Gluten is everywhere you look in Italy. Here, fresh ravioli at the historic shop "Gatti & Antonelli" in Rome in 2014.
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August 23, 2015 Only 1 percent of Italians have celiac disease, similar to the rest of the world. But since gluten is everywhere, there's high public awareness about it and more than 4,000 gluten-free eateries.
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A host of new gluten-free products have hit store shelves in recent years, as more people eschew foods containing the protein.
January 14, 2015 Many people who don't have celiac disease have ditched gluten, thinking it will improve their health. That's created more dining options — and more derision — for those with the autoimmune disorder.
A box of gluten-free food from Pierce's Pantry, a gluten-free food bank in Massachusetts.
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August 7, 2014 It's not always easy for people with celiac disease to find gluten-free food. And it's even harder for lower-income people with the disease who rely on food pantries to help them fill their bellies.
An FDA rule effective Aug. 5 states that foods may be labeled "gluten free" only if there's less than 20 parts per million of the protein.
August 6, 2014 The Food and Drug Administration now requires all food manufacturers to be in compliance with a labeling standard for gluten-free food. Advocates for people with celiac disease say it's about time.
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More and more gluten-free beers are entering the marketplace. We asked a librarian with celiac disease for her list of favorites.
February 1, 2013 Malted wheat and barley add flavor and heft to most beers, but they also contain gluten, making beer off limits for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. For those looking for gluten-free options for Super Bowl Sunday and beyond, good news: There are more choices than ever before for flavorful, full-bodied gluten-free beer.
Students at the University of Washington used a protein-folding program initially funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to come up with a treatment for celiac disease.
January 11, 2013 Anthrax spores and gluten are health problems on a very different scale. But researchers believe they both could be vulnerable to thoughtfully designed enzymes. Computerized tools funded by the Defense Department to develop countermeasures for chemical and biological attacks may help with a treatment for celiac disease.
August 24, 2011 Dr. Alessio Fasano says, "You're never too old to develop celiac disease." Producer Priska Neely remarks on the sixth anniversary of her diagnosis with a digestive disorder that is on the rise and it's unclear why.
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