Celiac disease keep on increasing

Created Date: 2014-07-28 Hits: 469 Comment: 0
The recent study "The New Epidemiology of Celiac Disease," published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, highlights a change in the geographical distribution of celiac disease.

The spread of the disease would be significantly increased also in other continents than Europe and North America.

Among the most affected regions also North Africa and the Middle East, where due to the high consumption of products with gluten, the increase in people with celiac disease is particularly relevant.

The rate of diagnosis, as reported in the study suffer from some important deficiency is extremely low due to low awareness of the disease and the limited availability of diagnostic services. "The relationship between diagnosed and undiagnosed cases is in fact a three / one to five, and for this reason should be more careful screening of those potentially at risk" says Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Research on Celiac Disease of 'Boston University and a member of the Institute Dr. Schar

Should therefore always be tested the first-degree relatives of celiac patients, patients suffering from other autoimmune diseases, people with irritable bowel syndrome or symptoms that might suggest the presence of celiac disease.

More and more clubs and supermarkets that offer gluten-free products but how can a patient suffering from this disease to control in real time if the food you are about to eat is "safe" for him or not?

We thought Maria Grazia Esposito, biochemistry of 29 years of the CNR of Naples, who has invented a device that allows you to analyze in real time the gluten present in the food.

"The device allows you to analyze the exact dosage of gluten in food in real time, without having to wait for the results of a laboratory," says biologist startuppers. "A celiac who goes to the restaurant can be monitored and measured only by the gluten in foods."

The device looks like a sort of box with two compartments, "If, for example, you put a piece of bread into the device, and is chopped by means of a piston goes into another room of analysis, using the methodology of fluorescence that we have patented, tell whether it is edible or not. The result will appear on a display. "

A service of its customers, e-commerce Pharmacy Loreto Gallo has an entire section dedicated to celiac disease with a wide range of top brand products are ideal for any time of day.

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