Wheat allergy and intolerance

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Allergenic non-gluten proteins can be lost in boiling process although not in baking suggests that those with non-coeliac wheat allergies might be able to eat boiled pasta but not baked. March 2015

Could the reason so many people apparently react to wheat have to do with the drenching with Roundup that most wheat fields get to help dry them ten days before harvest? From the Healthy Home Economist November 2014

Is non-celiac wheat sensitivity an allergic condition? December 2013

Wheat intolerance - gastroenterologist dietitian specialising in IBS and allergy. Part of the annual Nutrition and Health Live event – November 2013

Clinical guidance for physicians in diagnosing wheat allergy as opposed to coeliac disease. March 2013

The Dark Side of Wheat - New Perspectives on Celiac Disease and Wheat Intolerance. A lengthy and interesting article on Sott.net suggeting that far from coeliac disease being a genetic 'diseasae' it is 'natural, protective response to the ingestion of something that the human body was not designed to consume' eg wheat. March 2010

When is a wheat allergy not a wheat allergy? Michelle Berriedale-Johnson investigates. February 2010

Replacing the nutrition wheat provides: Other cultures fare very well on wheat-free diets and here, Margaret Moss offers nutrition advice when wheat becomes indigestible. 2007

Research Reports

Wheat oral immunotherapy was moderately successful but was associated with very frequent adverse events in children aged 6-18 years. Jan 2018

100 children with diagnosed wheat allergy were fed well cooked wheat spaghetti daily for 17 weeks, at increased doses over the period. Just over half the children with wheat allergies could use wheat in their daily diet over one year later. However 94% experienced adverse reactions to the oral immunotherapy.

Wheat allergy: diagnosis and management - possibly with immunotherapy. January 2016

Clinical presentation, allergens, and management of wheat allergy. January 2016

Wheat-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis. September 2015

Eighteen cases of wheat allergy and wheat-dependent exercise-induced urticaria/anaphylaxis sensitized by hydrolyzed wheat protein in soap. June 2015

Wheat allergy diagnostics in children is difficult but the accuracy of wheat allergy diagnosis may be improved by measuring IgE responses to several components of wheat. November 2014

Epidemiological link between wheat allergy and exposure to hydrolyzed wheat protein in facial soap in Japan. August 2014

Researchers find that while cooking does not alter 61 of the polypeptides (including gliadin and glutenin) in wheat, other non-gluten allergens known to trigger reactions such as baker's asthma are lost in the cooking. March 2015

New major wheat food allergen discovered. August 2012

Allergy to deamidated gluten proteins. June 2012

Wheat allergy can worsen atopic eczema in patients over 14 years of age. 2011

Wheat anaphylaxis caused by soap products containing hydrolysed wheat proteins. November 2011

Link between Type 1 Diabetes and allergic response to wheat. November 2009

Buckwheat – not so harmless. December 2008


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