Celiac Disease and GI Research (Part 1)

About the Video:

This program features an interview about celiac disease, a genetic disorder triggered by gluten, a protein found in many foods. Celiac disease can cause a variety of symptoms ranging from abdominal pain to malnutrition. Celiac disease may also be the prime target for a new area research into how our genes interact with certain factors in the environment to cause certain diseases. Researchers are also looking into how studying stem cells in our intestines could lead to the development of new treatments.

Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

DNA and chromosomes
Genetic vulnerability
Environmental triggers for disease
Celiac disease
Gluten in foods
Celiac symptoms
Effects of celiac disease on children
Gluten-free products
University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research

About the Expert:

Dr. Alessio Fasano is a pediatric GI specialist at the University of Maryland Hospital for Children and director of the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research. Dr. Fasano also is a professor of pediatrics, medicine and physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he heads the Mucosal Biology Research Center.

Related Links:

Dr. Alessio Fasano
http://www.umm.edu/doctors/alessio__fasano.html

Celiac Disease and GI Research (Part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XiXzzvpzrw

University of Maryland Hospital for Children
http://www.umm.edu/pediatrics/index.htm

Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology
http://www.umm.edu/pediatrics/peds-gi.htm

Center for Celiac Research
http://www.umm.edu/celiac/index.htm

Child Health Information
http://www.umm.edu/pediatrics/health_info.htm

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