Yay! More national play for celiac disease.  Dr. Alessio Fasano from the University of Maryland -Baltimore’s  (UMB) Center for Celiac Research will have one of his own articles published in next month’s edition of Scientific American.  The link is not up on the website yet as the August 2009 appears to not be out just yet.  So you’ll have to check back.

According to UMB, the article called “Surprises from Celiac Disease”, will take readers from the beginning of celiac all the way to present day…

The article is the story of the evolution of celiac disease, the history of diagnosis and research on the disease, and how the condition may hold important implications for other autoimmune disorders, from diabetes to multiple sclerosis. — University of Maryland Baltimore

Did you know celiac disease apparently started 10,000 years ago?  UMB’s information says it started in the Middle East “…at the birth of agriculture.  When ancient people learned to plant seeds, they developed grains such as wheat, rye and barley.”  Eating those grains eventually lead to the emergence of celiac.

The article will eventually discuss some of the things we may or may not already know — like how celiac often goes undiagnosed.  Plus, the article will reveal current research that could impact future treatment.

Something to keep an eye out for in the coming weeks!  Keep the awareness coming!

Update:  The article is now published, you can view it at The Scientific American.

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One Response to “Researcher Spells out Celiac’s History & Possible Future”

  1. The article is at http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=celiac-disease-insights&page=2.

    It’s remarkably informative and is helping me to make sense of other things I’ve read.

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