28 Jul 2014

Gluten-free diet relieves 'brain fog' in patients with Coeliac disease

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People with coeliac disease often experience 'brain fog' - a feeling of cognitive impairment - in addition to intestinal problems. A new study by Monash researchers shows that following a gluten-free diet can lead to improvements in cognition that correlate with the extent of intestinal healing. Their results suggest that removing gluten from the diet can help coeliac disease sufferers to do better on attention, memory and other mental tasks.
Reference:
Lichtwark, I.T., Newnham, E.D., Robinson, S.R., Shepherd S.J., Hosking, P., Gibson, P.R., Yelland, G.W. (2014).  Cognitive impairment in coeliac disease improves on a gluten-free diet and correlates with histological and serological indices of disease severity. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 40, 160-170.  (doi: 10.1111/apt.12809)

Much media pickup, so a selection only here.
02/07/2014 http://www.nleducation.co.uk/news/being-gluten-free-linked-to-less-brain-fog-in-coeliac-study/
27/06/2014 Health Day http://consumer.healthday.com/cognitive-health-information-26/brain-health-news-80/gluten-free-diet-may-life-the-fog-of-celiac-disease-patients-study-says-689189.html
16/06/2014 Science Daily http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140616134149.htm
16/06/2014 http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-06-gluten-free-diet-relieves-brain-fog.html
06/06/2014 http://questioning-answers.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/can-gluten-free-diet-positively-affect-cognitive-performance.html
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