NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
August 26, 2015
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that eating tomatoes can cause gout to flare up? In a new study from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, tomatoes were found to be the fourth most common trigger, after seafood, alcohol and red meat. Researchers say there is a positive association between eating tomato and uric acid levels.

We are ecstatic to announce that we can test for celiac disease and gluten intolerance from a simple finger prick for under $100!

Doctors Data, a lab we have used for heavy metal testing for almost two decades, has introduced the Celiac Bloodspot Test, which you can complete from the comfort of your home.

Ruling out celiac has never been easier. Contact us at 847-498-3422 for more info.
Relative of a Celiac Sufferer?
Steve: Both spouses and first-degree relatives of patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of nonceliac autoimmune disease, according to a study in the July issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Risk represents a mixture of genetic and environmental mechanisms. 

Researchers conducted a nationwide study monitoring the risk of nonceliac autoimmune disease, which includes Crohn's disease, type 1 diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, systemic lupus erythematosus and ulcerative colitis. The analysis included more than 84,000 first-degree relatives (fathers, mothers, siblings and offspring) and spouses of patients with celiac disease, and 430,942 controls.

During the follow-up period, which averaged close to 10.8 years, more celiac relatives developed nonceliac autoimmune disease than the control group. Systemic lupus erythematosus, type I diabetes mellitus and sarcoidosis were the most common nonceliac autoimmune diseases.

Bonnie: Why are spouses more at risk? Environmental factors, but more importantly, spouses share microbiome characteristics (bacterial makeup of the gut) with their husband/wife, which might impact the risk of developing and diagnosing other autoimmune diseases.

This study is huge! Especially for spouses who laugh at us because we have to avoid gluten. All the more reason now for your spouses and first-degree relatives to get tested for celiac and gluten intolerance. We do not want it sneaking up on them, do we?
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