Friday, October 9, 2009

New Link Found Between Osteoporosis And Celiac Disease

New Link Found Between Osteoporosis And Celiac Disease

A study in Edinburgh has found that there is a protein in folks with celiac disease called osteoprotegerin (OPG) in healthy folks this protein controls the rate at which bone is broken down and is protective. But research has shown that in 20% of Celiacs they produce an antibody against this leading to osteoporosis.
This is important as it was previously thought that the bone loss was related to malabsorption of calcium and vitamin D.

Please share this information with friends and family with the condition, the good news it can be treated.

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  1. I have been having so many problems with my stomach, and now am buckling down on the gluten free eating...great finds you post on here!

  2. Wow! Thats a gr8 info. I was working on bone biology and stem cells. we were trying to grow osteoblast like cells from adipose tissue (mesenchymal stem cells) to treat bone disorders.
    PS: hope you wrote the article on seafood.Do send me the link when you get a chance

  3. Never knew that before. What an informative post!

  4. I can't eat much wheat gluten either, but not too serious...just suffering from digestion from time to time..
    Thanks, Rebecca, for sharing all these helpful information and tips.

    Angie's Recipes

  5. I read this article, too...almost blogged on it, too, actually! Very scary, but valuable information. Great summary!

  6. chef E: hope you feel better soon love Rebecca
    VS: thats cool research will send you the link for sure
    swpana: thanks
    Angie: my pleasure
    Nicole clever minds think alike lol

  7. Email me anytime, and the lamb is actually natural grass feed local meat, so I would love it! Thanks I would love to be able to email you as well!

  8. This is new to interesting.

  9. How interesting. I should make note of this. I have osteopenia and take medicine for it, plus plenty of calcium and vitamin D.
    Thanks Rebecca for keeping us informed.

  10. Good info to share here. Thanks for the greetings.happy weekend!

  11. Do you think this means it doesn't have to do with vitamin D and calcium absorption at all? I mean, it could still have something to do with that, right?

  12. figtree: i know right
    chef e have emailed ya
    Sam: my pleasure
    MJ: my pleasure
    Gina: i think its a combination of both well they still have malabsorption so good intake is key long term lol

  13. Hi Rebecca! I have read this before...thanks for sharing.
    Now on to the calcium part...YOU WON MY YOPLAIT giveaway! YAY!
    Please contact me with your mailing address so I can have it sent to you. My email is on my profile page.



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