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UW Radio: Gluten Sensitivity References

Yo! Last night’s radio show with gluten sensitivity expert Dr. Tom O’Bryan was one of my favorites of all time! If you missed it, you can listen to it HERE. Also, be sure to visit his website and buy his DVD lecture! It goes even deeper!

As promised, Dr. O’Bryan sent over the scientific references to back up the much-needed information we talked about it. Here they are!

Unlocking The Mystery of Musculoskeletal and Neurological Complications of Gluten Sensitivity


National Institutes of Health. Autoimmune Diseases Coordinating Committee. Autoimmune Diseases Research Plan. Accessed 1/18/07

Selva-O’Callaghan, A., Celiac disease and antibodies associated with celiac disease in patients with inflammatory myopathy Muscle Nerve,2007 Jan;35(1):49-54

Gobbi, G., Coeliac disease, epilepsy, and cerebral calcifications. The Italian Working Group on Coeliac Disease and Epilepsy, Lancet, 1992 Aug 22;340(8817):439-43

Bland, J, Understanding The Origins and Applying Advanced Nutritional Strategies For Autoimmune Diseases. March 2006

Murray, J, The Widening Spectrum of Celiac Disease. Am J Clin Nutr 1999;69:354–65.

Green, P, Mechanisms Underlying Celiac Disease and its Neurologic Manifestations. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 62 (2005) 791–799

Hadjivassiliou, M, Neuromuscular Disorder as a Presenting Feature of Coeliac Disease, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry,1997;63:770-775

Helms, S, Celiac Disease and Gluten Associated Diseases. Alternative Medicine Review, Volume 10, Number 3,2005

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Hadjivassiliou, M, Gluten ataxia in perspective: epidemiology, genetic susceptibility and clinical characteristics,Brain, Vol. 126, No. 3, 685-691, March 2003

Zelnick,N, Range of Neurologic Disorders in Patients with Celiac Disease, Pediatrics Vol.113 No.6 June 2004

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Hadjivassiliou, M, Headache and CNS White Matter Abnormalities Associated with Gluten Sensitivity,Neurology, Vol. 56/No. 3, February 13, 2001

Hadjivassilou, M., Gluten ataxia in perspective: epidemiology, genetic susceptibility and clinical characteristics, Brain, Vol. 126, No. 3, 685-691, March 2003

Abrams,J, Seronegative Celiac Disease:Increased Prevalence with Lesser Degrees of Villous Atrophy,Dig.Dis. And Science, Vol.49. No.4, (April 2004),546-550

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Arbuckle, M, Development of Autoantibodies Before the Clinical Onset of SLE, NEJM:2003;349:1526-1533

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Salmi, T, Immunoglobulin A autoantibodies against transglutaminase 2 in the small intestinal mucosa predict forthcoming coeliac disease, Aliment Pharmacol Ther 24, 541–552

Ventura,A, Duration of Exposure to Gluten and Risk of Autoimmune Disorders in Patients with Celiac Disease, GASTROENTEROLOGY 1999;117:297–303

Oderta, G, Thyroid Autoimmunity in Childhood Celiac Disease, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 35:704–705

Harper, E., Occult Celiac Disease Presenting as Epilepsy and MRI Changes that Responded to Gluten Free Diet, Neurology 68, Feb.13,2007, 533-34

Hallert, C, Evidence of Poor Vitamin Status in Coeliac Patients on a Gluten Free Diet for 10 Years, Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2002; 16: 1333-1339

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Celiac Disease, Brain Atrophy, and Dementia, Neurology 41: 372-375; March, 1991

Pellechia, M., Idiopathic cerebellar ataxia associated with celiac
disease: lack of distinctive neurological features, J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1999;66:32–35

Niederhoffer,H., A Preliminary Investigation of ADHD
Symptoms in Persons With Celiac Disease, Journal of Attention Disorders, March 2006, 1-5

Corrao,G., Mortality in patients with coeliac disease and their relatives:
a cohort study, THE LANCET, Vol. 358, August 4, 2001

Kieslich, H., Brain White-Matter Lesions in Celiac Disease: A Prospective Study of 75 Diet-Treated Patients PEDIATRICS Vol. 108 No. 2 August 2001



10 thoughts on “UW Radio: Gluten Sensitivity References

  1. s.j.

    THANK YOU for doing this interview! I’ve had endless frustration with trying to figure out my health issues.

    I was told by the gastroenterologist (who listened to me for a whole 40 seconds about my symptoms and barely help back an eyeroll when I told her I was trying a gluten-free diet) that I have IBS (<Garbage Can Diagnosis) and that people with IBS respond to "low carb" diets. …Which is interesting, since I eat plenty of potatoes, beans, rice and gluten-free muffins with no problem. After experiencing poor digestion and pain for a year (while being 23, eating "healthy" and exercising) and finally regaining some semblance of balance on a g/f diet, this doctor told me I should eat start eating gluten again, since my blood tests were negative.

    It's quite a rude awakening to realize that many doctors who are supposed to be specialists in their field know so little about something that is becoming increasingly common. There have been times where I've just started crying (including the end of this interview) when I find some information about gluten intolerance & celiac disease online that I was dying to know before, and wish my doctor would have known. I'm looking forward to when that saliva test will become available, so I can feel certain about my situation and how to move forward. If a lot of the research that Dr. O'Bryan mentioned is true, gluten intolerance may have been a major contributing factor to the depression, ADHD and anxiety I struggled with in my teens and in college. Then again, most people are unbalanced at that age. 🙂

    @utahspineanddisc: As for it being "over-diagnosed" have you known anyone who has been wrongly diagnosed? I understand there's a greater awareness and probably a greater incidence, perhaps because of our friendly industrial food complex, but unlike people who are misdiagnosed with certain mental disorders, I've yet to meet anyone diagnosed with Celiac who ignores it and feels fine eating wheat pasta every day. I read an article though about people who avoid gluten even though they have no physical symptoms to warrant it. (Why anyone would give that up voluntarily is beyond me.)

  2. theDr

    Thanks, everyone, for listening.

    Insofar as the apparent over-diagnosis: I appreciate that “gluten-free” seems to be everywhere these days, but we shouldn’t confuse the a health fad with statistics. I’ve been researching this for almost a decade, and every expert in the field is in total consensus that celiac disease is actually staggeringly under-diagnosed. The (current) statistics say that 1 out of every 12-15 people have some form of gluten sensitivity, and it’s those people that we’re trying to reach out to.

    Thanks again,

    –The team, at

  3. Dr. Chris Mohler

    That is really interesting theDr. because I’ve read that celiac’s disease is being over diagnosed. But I would have to agree that I think that food is becoming increasingly hard to process, which is harder on our bodies.

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