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Jun 29, 2010

MAURY REGIONAL OFFERS SUPPORT TO THOSE WITH CELIAC DISEASE

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) Celiac Support Group will meet on Tuesday, July 13, at 5:00 p.m. in the First Floor Conference Room. During this seminar, Cindy Dugger, chief dietitian, and MRMC dietetic intern Laura Hill will discuss probiotics and their positive impact on those diagnosed with celiac disease.

“Probiotics are active, live cultures that help reintroduce ‘good’ bacteria in the intestine,” said Dugger. “Usage of probiotics by those with celiac disease has shown to reduce the damage caused by eating gluten-contaminated foods and may accelerate healing after initiating a gluten-free diet.”

According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, one of every 133 people in America live with celiac disease, an autoimmune disease in which the lining of the small intestine is damaged from eating gluten and other proteins found in wheat, barley and rye.

              

In addition to discussing probiotics, support group members will share gluten-free recipes. To find out more about celiac disease or the Maury Regional Celiac Support Group, call 931.381.1111, extension 1275.