“Gluten causes tiredness, anxiety and stress. The medical world accepts it can damage the gut, but it can also damage the brain, skin and nerves. Until now, many of these illnesses have been blamed on everything, from stress at home, to other medical conditions, including depression”
Dr. Rodney Ford, NZ World-Renowned Food-Allergy Expert.
The ‘Celiac Disease is Widespread’ Study
The first ever large US population-based study by Alberto Rubio-Tapia, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues has found that nearly 2 million Americans have celiac disease and most of them are unaware of it. The researchers analyzed serum for immunoglobulin A (IgA) tissue transglutaminase antibodies data on 7798 people who during 2009-2010 took part in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). This test is considered to be 98% effective in distinguishing celiac disease. This translates to 1.8 million Americans with celiac disease.
The Infertility Study
Study by Moleski SM, et al “Infertility and pregnancy outcomes in celiac disease” as presented to the American College of Gastroenterology Conference in Las Vegas 2012; Abstract 15, as published in the American Journal of Gastroenterol, July 31, 2012. This study was funded in part by the National Institutes of Health and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr Stephanie M. Moleski of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia looked over 1,000 different women – 473 with physician-diagnosed celiac disease (intolerance to wheat and gluten-containing foods and drinks) and 560 without celiac disease. The researchers found that women with celiac disease:
- Had a shorter duration of fertility
- A later onset of menarche
- A younger age at menopause
- Increased difficulty conceiving
- More fertility issues
- More consultations with fertility specialists
- Fewer children
- Higher rates of spontaneous abortion, preterm delivery, and cesarean section
Celiac, Gluten & Wheat Intolerances: References
- ‘A randomised controlled rechallenge trial’, by Australian researchers. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2011; 106:508–514. Also see, Di Sabatino, A., Corrazza, G.R., ‘Nonceliac gluten sensitivity: sense or sensibility?’ Annals of Internal Medicine, 2012; 156:309–311.
- Study presented at the European Respiratory Society’s International Congress on 7 September 2014. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-09/elf-fia090314.php
- Lancet, Vol. 358, 4 August 2001. Also see, Gastroenterology, July 2009, 137(1):88–93.
- American Journal of Gastroenterology, 31 July 2012.
- Moleski, S.M., et al. ‘Infertility and pregnancy outcomes in celiac disease.’ Presented to the American College of Gastroenterology Conference in Las Vegas 2012, abstract 15.
- Kim Severson, Mind over Platter. Sydney Morning Herald, 13 November 2008.
- Ivan Araujo, Albino Oliviera-Maia, Tatyana Sotnikova, Raul Gainetdinov, Marc Caron, Miguel Nicolelis, Simon Sidney, ‘Food Reward in the absence of taste receptor signaling.’ Neuron, DOI:10. 1016/j.neuron.2008.01.032.
- ‘Sugar, White Flour Withdrawal Produces Chemical Response’, The Addiction Letter, July 1992:04:00. Also see, Colantuoni, C., et al. ‘Evidence That Intermittent, Excessive Sugar Intake Causes Endogenous Opioid Dependence.’ Obesity Research, June 2002; 10(6):478–488.
- Christensen L., et al. ‘Impact of A Dietary Change on Emotional Distress.’ Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1985, 94(4):565–79.
- Ludwig, D.S., et al., ‘High Glycemic Index Foods, Overeating and Obesity.’ Pediatrics, March 1999, 03(3):26–32.
- Study published in Nutrition Health Review.
- Study research presented at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology in Scottsdale, Arizona, December 2008, by researchers at Princeton University.
- Yasuhito Onodera, Jin-Min Nam and Mina J. Bissell, ‘Increased sugar uptake promotes oncogenesis via EPAC/RAP1 and O-GlcNAc pathways.’ Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2 January 2014.
- Study by Basu, S., et al. ‘The relationship of sugar to population-level diabetes prevalence: an econometric analysis of repeated cross-sectional data.’ PLoS ONE 2013; DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0057873.
- Du, L. Li, D. Bennett, Y. Guo, Z. Bian, J. Chen, T. Key, R. Collins, R. Peto and Z. Chen, study on 451,682 people over seven years, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, and the National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment in Beijing, European Heart Journal (2014) 35.
- Study by Liu, L., Zubik, L., Collins, F.W., Marko, M., Meydani, M., ‘The antiatherogenic potential of oat phenolics compounds.’ Atherosclerosis, 2004, 175:39–49. Also see, Davidson, A., The Oxford Companion to Food. Oxford University Press, p. 892.
- NZ Herald from an article in The Independent, 1 February 2012.
- Study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterol, July 31, 2012. This study was funded in part by the National Institutes of Health and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As reported by Medscape on August 1, 2012.
Jason wishes to deeply thank, acknowledge and recognise the effort and contribution that the PIF Foundation has provided on a voluntary basis since 2014, as we educated, motivated and inspired change that helps transform the health, vitality and longevity of people all over the world.