The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Monday, 10 May 2010

Gluten can cause intestinal damage in celiacs AND non-celiacs

Published in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, Volume 41, Number 4, March 2006 , pp. 408-419(12)

Gliadin, zonulin and gut permeability: Effects on celiac and non-celiac intestinal mucosa and intestinal cell lines
Authors: Drago, Sandro1; El Asmar, Ramzi2; Di Pierro, Mariarosaria1; Grazia Clemente, Maria2; Sapone, Amit Tripathi Anna2; Thakar, Manjusha2; Iacono, Giuseppe3; Carroccio, Antonio3; D'Agate, Cinzia4; Not, Tarcisio5; Zampini, Lucia1; Catassi, Carlo1; Fasano, Alessio2
1: Dipartimento Scienze Materno-Infantile, Universita' Politecnico delle Marche, Ancona, Italy 2: Mucosal Biology Research Center, Center for Celiac Research and Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA 3: Clinica Medica, Policlinico Università di Palermo, Palermo, Italy 4: Cattedra di Gastroenterologia, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Policlinico-Univerita' degli Studi di Catania, Catania, Italy 5: Clinica Pediatrica Universita' di Trieste and IRCCS Bo Garofolo Trieste, Italy

This study can be accessed at:;jsessionid=1acnoimmvf8go.alexandra

Based on the results of the study, the authors concluded that the gliadin part of gluten leads to increased intestinal damage in celiacs AND non-celiacs.

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