Special Issue "Nutrition and Celiac Disease"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2013)
Prof. Dr. Carlo Catassi
Head, Department of Pediatrics, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy; Past President, Italian Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (SIGENP)
Phone: +39 071 596 23 64 / +39 349 22 35 447
Fax: +39 071 36281
Interests: celiac disease; gluten-related disorders; gluten sensitivity; pediatric gastroenterology; pediatric nutrition
Professor Alessio Fasano
Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital East, Building 114, 16th Street (Mail Stop 114-3503), Charlestown, MA 02129-4404, USA.
Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disorder occurring in genetically predisposed individuals, and triggered by the ingestion of dietary gluten, the major protein component in wheat, barley and rye. In many areas of the world, CD is one of the commonest lifelong disorders affecting approximately 1% of the general population. Treatment of CD is based on the lifelong exclusion of gluten-containing cereals from the diet. The changes needed to begin and maintain a gluten-free diet (GFD) are substantial and have a major impact on daily life. Over the past 30 years the developments in the nutritional aspects of celiac disease have been huge. Nutrient deficiencies have been described in celiac patients both before and after diagnosis, due to intestinal malabsorption and specific limitations of the GFD, respectively. The relationship between the level of gluten intake and intestinal damage has been analyzed leading to new Codex Alimentarius recommendations on the gluten threshold in gluten-free food. Contamination with gluten of the GFD is an important issue in CD management. The spectrum of cereal toxicity for CD patients has been investigated with practical implications on the GFD. The nutritional quality of gluten-free food is constantly improving thanks to the new scientific approach in the technology of gluten-free wheat substitutes. The purpose of this special issue is to provide a summary of contemporary issues and invite contributions that describe new insights into the dietary management of CD.
Professor Carlo Catassi
Professor Alessio Fasano
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- celiac disease
- gluten sensitivity
- wheat allergy
- nutrient intake
- gluten-free diet
- gluten-free food
- gluten contamination
- gluten threshold
- dietary treatment