Tag: gluten

The DNA of Thanksgiving

You learned to like the foods you grew up with, but did you know that genetics also play a role in your food preferences? In addition to influencing your sensitivity to bitter and sweet flavors, genetics also affect brain chemistry and therefore how you respond to tastes or other sensory cues. This ...

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New Standards Regulating Gluten Labeling

New rules issued by the US Food and Drug Administration earlier this month mean we may finally know what it means when a label on food we buy says “Gluten-Free.” The new standards are hugely important for the more than 3 million Americans with celiac disease as well as many others who for other reasons may ...

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Genetics, Microbes and Celiac Disease

Editor's note: This post has been altered to reflect 23andMe's new product offering. By Amick B. Like other autoimmune diseases, celiac disease has a strong genetic component, but new research shows that environmental factors, including an exposure to a variety of microbes in our water and in dust, may ...

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