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A Slice of Bread Can Fracture Your Bones

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Carl Lowe | Jan 20, 2014 |

If your digestive system reacts to bread and other foods made from wheat, rye or barley (which contain gluten), your bones may be in danger. So the sooner you give up gluten the better.
People with celiac, an autoimmune sensitivity to gluten, often suffer chronic damage to their small intestine. The result of this damage, according to researchers at Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm, Sweden: a greater risk of a broken hip or other bone fractures.
Damage to the intestinal mucous membrane can interfere with calcium absorption. That process often weakens the skeletal structure.
“We believe that giving the mucous membrane — the moist tissue lining the small intestine — a chance to heal can lower the risk of complications, including bone fractures, in celiac patients,” says researcher Jonas F. Ludvigsson. “Our research confirmed that patients had a higher rate of hip fractures when tissue damage persisted over time. Sticking to a gluten-free diet is crucial for minimizing tissue damage and reducing the risk of a serious fracture that could cause other complications.”
In this research, more than 7,000 people with celiac were tracked for about a decade after being diagnosed with celiac. The scientists found that those with persistent tissue damage were more likely to break a hip. All of the people in the study faced a similar risk close to the time of the follow-up biopsy (an examination of the intestinal lining). The group with persistent tissue damage had a heightened risk of hip fracture beginning five years after the follow-up biopsy, indicating a higher


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JUDITH316 5/13/2014 8:32PM

    I haven't been sensitive to wheat but appreciate you posting this material, blessings to you my friend and emoticon for taking the time to gather all this info ...

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IMAVISION 5/12/2014 1:40PM

    Your blog is very informative & I appreicate the fact that you took the time to post this informaton.

God bless!


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    I don't know how I got unsubscribed from your blogs, but I just re-subscribed.

I hadn't heard this, this helps explain why so many older people have, and die, from hip fractures, hmmm?

If man hadn't messed with the grains, if they were the good grains God made, then we wouldn't be having this problem. But due to man's messing with them, grains now contain 50%+ gluten than they did originally.

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LOVETOLAUGH56 4/19/2014 3:45PM

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GENRE009 3/31/2014 11:42PM

    Did you know that they put wheat into everything! The gluten from wheat is like glue, so it is used as a thickener. it's in all kinds of sauces, including barbecue, and even moth wash, even salad dressings. So many people that give up what they think is gluten, don't know all the stuff it's in, and their conditions get worse. I am not about the rest of what I am about to say, but it affects people in different ways, like I believe it is one of the problems in MS, and in bi-polar, and possibly Lupus. the other elements that make each illness different is whether they eat sugar, salt, or fat, and if they drink, or do drugs. Like a chemistry lab , our stomachs process their mixture & out comes the illness. getting away from processed foods, fast foods, man made foods, and caffeine, and pop will help most illnesses to get some what better. getting out for 15 minutes a day in sun light helps the bones, as well as vitamin d, and walking also strengths the bones. eating foods that put calcium, and magnesium into your body helps the bones. best of luck to you. p.s. -sorry for your loss, it looks like you deeply loved your husband. eva

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SUE_2U 3/11/2014 3:31PM

    Wow I missed this!
I've gone from just being allergic to wheat to actually not being able to tolerate any grains at all. Nothing from grasses... not even rice. Makes me really sick. I am not sure, though, if it is because of GMOs or what. I know that GMO potatoes make me sick, too. Maybe pesticides?
But that is really interesting and makes sense. I was getting shin splints terribly, despite D3 and calcium/magnesium supplements. Added K2 and I'm off all the grains, and I'm doing well, now. At 62, my bones are stronger. No more shin splints.

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TRUCKERWIFE2 2/19/2014 12:40AM

    How do those with celiac's supposed to take in calcium when many are lactose intolerant. We did not have to deal with celiac's only a wheat allergy which , at least for the time being, is not showing itself. Good to know about calcium issues. Thanks.

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REXTINE1 2/4/2014 10:30AM

    emoticon interesting.

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REXTINE1 2/4/2014 10:30AM

    I have a niece with celiac disease - but I make my own bread and eat pasta a minimum of once a week. So far, I have always had exceptionally dense bones... at 78.

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KAYLSLYNN 1/31/2014 11:16AM

    thanks for info

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CAROLJ35 1/30/2014 5:58PM

    The key word is the first one "IF".
Thanks goodness I do not have that problem. Lactose is my enemy!

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SYDLETZIII 1/30/2014 12:54PM

    No problem for me, but nice to know

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/30/2014 8:39AM

    Great info. Thx!

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