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How to Read a Celiac Genetic Test Report
How to Read a Celiac Genetic Test Report

Before we start

Ordering a celiac genetic test is a big step in learning about your genetic risk.

If you have already taken this step, congratulations! If not, the information below should ...

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Genetics of Celiac
Genetics of Celiac

Background

Celiac disease is an intolerance to gluten, which results in damage to the lining of small intestinal, on exposure to foods containing gluten.

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Food Allergies and Gluten Intolerance
Food Allergies and Gluten Intolerance

Introduction

Food allergies have become more common in past few decades. Data from CDC say 4 in 100 children have food allergy and the numbers increased almost 20% during the ten year p ...

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Heart Health
MTHFR Gene and Heart Health
MTHFR Gene and Heart Health

Introduction

The MTHFR gene produces a key metabolic enzyme, known as methylene-tetra-hydro-folate reductase (MTHFR), which is responsible for processing amino acids, specifically homo ...

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Hormones
Testosterone and Aging
Testosterone and Aging

How do we define aging?

Aging refers to the continuous and slow decline of biological functions in our bodies over time–functions that are n ...

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Genetic Testing and Disease Inheritability
Genetic Testing and Disease Inheritability

Direct-to-consumer health testing is putting patients at the center of healthcare. As the decision making power moves to the consumer, it allows better engagement to reduce cost while effectively using the limited healthcare ...

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APoE Gene - Correlation to Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and CVD
APoE Gene - Correlation to Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and CVD

Introduction

The APoE gene is a known genetic risk factor for dementia, Alzheimer's disease (AD), and cardiovascular diseases (CVD).

This specific gene is responsible for coding ...

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Thyroid
Role of Iodine in Healthy Thyroid
Role of Iodine in Healthy Thyroid

Introduction

The thyroid gland alone consumes almost seventy-five percent of iodine in the body. It produces two hormones: T4 (thyroxine) with four iodine atoms, ...

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