Right now the Gluten Intolerance Group’s 2011 conference is going on. I wish I were there, but instead I am following the tweets of those who are.
It’s great information and I wanted to share with you some of my favorite (read newsworthy) Tweets. The only problem is I don’t know who said them at the conference, so I cannot attribute a source.
You can follow this on your own at #GIG11 on Twitter, but if you’re not on it, check out this update!
@GFMelissa #Celiac Disease is one of the most common lifelong disorders in the US. #GIG11
@iLiveinmyLab There are over 60 different peptides in wheat that will stimulate an immune response #GIG11
@iLiveinmyLab In the next couple of years the whole world is going to change their perception of how many people are affected by gluten #GIG11
@GlutenFreeGiGi Gluten Sensitivity more prevalent than #celiac disease. Future research will be exciting for #celiac gluten sensitive community!!! #GIG11
@jenniferGFinGA #GIG11 patients with rheumatoid arthritis improve on #GF diet
@jenniferGFinGA: #GIG11 1/8th of a thumbnail of gluten causes inflamation/damage; can’t feel the damage
@GFMelissa Celiac disease is 7 times higher in elderly than regular population. #GIG11
@jenniferGFinGA: #GIG11 schizophrenia is rare in cultures where they do not eat wheat
@GFMelissa: Must address leaky gut and poor lifestyle habits to heal from gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. #GIG11
@glutenfreeGiGi Children Dx w/ #celiac 3X more likely to die early EVEN on #GF diet! Powerful research. #GIG11
@iLiveinmyLab One exposure to gluten a month & you still have villious atrophy #GIG11
@iLiveinmyLab Celiac disease is a much greater problem in the US than previously reported #GIG11
@GFMelissa Gluten sensitivity doesn’t require DQ2 or DQ8. #GIG11
@jenniferGFinGA For 70-80 percent of people gluten exposure affects the brain #GIG11
Update 10:10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m,. CST
@GFMelissa “Everyone with osteoporosis should be tested for celiac disease.” #TomO’Bryan #GIG11
@csaceliacs: Anemic adults that do not respond to iron supplements should be tested for #celiac – @GlutenFreeRD Ronni Alicea #gig11
@csaceliacs Study by Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Murray: #gluten damaged vili may never fully heal in adults on #GF #Celiac diet – @glutenfreerd #gig11
Update 12:00 p.m.- 1:15 p.m. CST
@GingerCM #GIG11 average lag in diagnosis is 7 years. Umbrella of gluten sensitivity includes celiac, #gluten sensitivity, intolerance.
@jenniferGFinGA #GIG11 40% of US population have a Celiac gene, but don’t have Celiac
@jenniferGFinGA #GIG11 kids who are on antibiotics frequently are more likely to develop Crohns per Dr. Rudert
@GingerCM 13percent rate of Celiac –highest in world — in northern Africa. #GIG11
@jenniferGFinGA #GIG11 negative blood work doesn’t exclude CD
@GingerCM it can take up to four months to get used to #GF diet…test blood every 6 mos. to a year after DX. Rudert at #GIG11
@jenniferGFinGA #GIG11 DH is more common in men; have to biopsy.normal skin and not the affected area or will miss the diagnosis
@jenniferGFinGA #GIG11 8% of kids with type 1 Diabetes have undiagnosed CD
And that was just the first few hours of the conference! I am sure there will be more to come and hopefully we’ll see the research behind some of this surprising information (for me it was the one on children). Great job to the folks who are there spreading the news!