|Neurologic Effects of Celiac Disease|
|A study featured at the International Celiac Disease Symposium looked at neurological dysfunction in celiac disease. More than half of the study’s 73 participants—newly diagnosed adults at a celiac clinic in the U.K.—had neurological symptoms. These included frequent and intractable headaches, balance problems and sensory symptoms. White matter abnormalities were spotted in the brain scans of a number of these participants and some had TG6 antibodies. (TG6 antibodies have been linked to neurological dysfunction in celiac disease.) Findings suggest that neurological dysfunction is common in newly diagnosed celiacs, write researchers.|
|A U.S. study, also featured at ICDS, found that neurocognitive effects like brain fog are common after exposure to gluten in those with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity alike. A whopping 89 percent of celiacs and 95 percent of those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity reported experiencing neurocognitive effects due to gluten, specifically, difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, grogginess, detachment and mental confusion. Symptoms often began 30 minutes to an hour after gluten exposure and lasted several days. Results were based on a preliminary online survey completed by 1,143 individuals with celiac disease and 253 with non-celiac gluten sensitivity. More work is planned.
This is the exact article I found in my email box this morning from Living Without. Fascinating.