Can Celiac Disease Affect the Brain?
Excerpt from New York Times, October 11, 2014 by MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF: ”The cases highlighted, in an unusually concrete fashion, the so-called gut-brain axis. The supposed link between the intestinal tract and the central nervous system is much discussed in science journals, often in the context of the microbial community inhabiting the gut. But it’s unclear how, really, we can leverage the link to improve health.
Here, though, was a rather spectacular example: Treating an autoimmune disease of the gut (by avoiding gluten) resolved what looked like a debilitating disorder of the brain. The broader takeaway was that, in some subset of patients, apparent neurological symptoms could signal undiagnosed celiac disease.”
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