Reportedly, distinct markers in the blood of individuals having the celiac disease have been found in a few hours later gluten is being consumed. The results address a long-held mystery regarding what drives the severe reaction to gluten in celiac disease and can result in the world’s first blood test for identifying the disease. A promising blood-based test will be a vast advancement on the present approach which needs people to intake gluten for a number of weeks, or even months, for the test to be correct. The study was published in the journal Science Advances and involved an international partnership of the world’s top celiac disease experts.
The study was conducted by Boston-based biotechnology firm ImmusanT Inc. Jason Tye-Din—Gastroenterologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital—stated that work was in progress to explore the advancement of a simple blood test for diagnosing celiac disease. For the several individuals following a gluten-free diet lacking a formal identification of celiac disease, all that required is a blood test before, and 4 Hours later a small meal of gluten. Professor Tye-Din said, “This will be a dramatic improvement on the present approach, which needs people to actively intake gluten for minimum several weeks before undergoing an insidious procedure to sample the small intestine.” Reportedly, the celiac disease affects 1.4% of the global population and many of whom remain unidentified.
On a similar note, a study stated that the consumption of high fiber during pregnancy decreases the jeopardy of celiac disease in children. This new research was presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the ESPGHAN (European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition). Researchers from Norway discovered that the peril of pediatric celiac disease was lesser by 8% per 10 Grams increase in fiber intake in pregnancy. But those with the highest fiber intake (more than 45 grams per day), the menace was 34% lesser in comparison to the lowest fiber intake (less than 19 grams per day).