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Stuff the staff: Understanding and treating celiac disease

By Shane Huntington

Gastroenterologist and researcher Dr Jason Tye-Din explains celiac disease, discusses what can be done to manage the illness and discusses ongoing research towards better understanding and treatment.

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I'm Dr Shane Huntington. Thanks for joining us. For people with coeliac disease, consuming foods that contain gluten can be a severe health hazard and that hazard is all too pervasive. Inspect the ingredients lists of many foods on the supermarket shelf and you will easily note the presence or potential presence of gluten. To make matters worse, coeliac disease is being diagnosed more and more frequently. As awareness of coeliac disease has increased, supermarkets are cashing in on people seeking a gluten free diet. Many supermarkets now have significant sections dedicated to gluten free products, but are coeliac sufferers forever doomed to modify their diets? Will there ever be treatments for the condition, and what directions are researchers in coeliac disease taking?Today on Up Close we speak with a clinician researcher who is an expert not only on the diagnosis of coeliac disease, but also on the research towards potential vaccines and other treatments for this lifestyle altering condition. Dr Jason Tye-Din is a gastroenterologist and head of coeliac research at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute here in Melbourne. Welcome to Up Close, Jason.


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