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Dr Alessio Fasano on the Aetiology of Autoimmune Diseases

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by Indy51, Sep 28, 2015.

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    For those who are unaware of his work, Dr Fasano is the chief of paediatric gastroenterology at Mass. General Hospital and researcher into Coeliac and other autoimmune diseases. His bio can be found at: http://www.massgeneral.org/children/doctors/doctor.aspx?id=19184

    Found this IHMC talk on Youtube while looking for other stuff and thought it was worth sharing: The Gut Is Not Like Las Vegas:

     
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    Just adding a link to a new study on research into the protein zonulin (the protein involved in intestinal permeability) originally discovered by Dr Fasano's group. Research finds new link between zonulin and two other inflammatory bowel conditions - non coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) and IBS:

    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-10/sh-rfn102215.php

    Worth a read if you need another motive to quit eating wheat :)
     
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    If you suffer from any disease, especially autoimmune disease, it's worthwhile using a search engine to search for your disease "and gluten".

    I've read recently that two diseases I've been diagnosed with in my lifetime (endometriosis many years ago and interstitial lung disease in 2009) may be autoimmune in origin. So, did a search for both and sure enough, there are studies in the PubMed database indicating that a gluten free diet may be helpful for both diseases!

    So blow your minds and start googling ;)
     
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