Cause of Coeliac Disease Discovered – Wheat, Rye and Barley


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Scientists gave discovered the cause of coeliac disease. For many years people have suffered and never been able to find a cure for their condition. The answer is simple it seems, just stop eating bread, or more specifically, wheat, rye and barley. So beer is out too.

The cause is a substance, or series of substances, that are found in the gluten in wheat, rye and barley. Coeliac disease affects about 1% of the population.

Although scientists are hopeful of finding a “cure” for the condition based on this new evidence, the real solution is to not eat food you are intolerant to. So if you suffer from coeliac disease, or if you think you have IBS and any other regular stomach upset, and you do not know what causes it, start by removing all bread, pasta, cakes, biscuits and other products made from wheat, rye and barley from your diet.

Even after starting a gluten free diet many patients still have damaged intestines for many years afterwards. The most important treatments are getting the damage mended. This is where the researchers are working hardest now.


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Typical Symptoms of Coeliac Disease:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Recurrent stomach pain
  • Tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Weight loss
  • Mouth ulcers

Reference

“Comprehensive, Quantitative Mapping of T Cell Epitopes in Gluten in Celiac Disease” by Jason A. Tye-Din, Jessica A. Stewart, James A. Dromey, Tim Beissbarth, David A. van Heel, Arthur Tatham, Kate Henderson, Stuart I. Mannering, Carmen Gianfrani, Derek P. Jewell, Adrian V. S. Hill, James McCluskey, Jamie Rossjohn, and Robert P. Anderson.Sci Transl Med 21 July 2010 2:41ra51. DOI:10.1126/scitranslmed.3001012 –Science Translational Medicine


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