After diagnosis, celiac disease (CD) patients must get regular check ups to see if they are responding to their gluten-free diet. Up to 30% of patients have non-responsive celiac disease (NRCD), typically due to accidental gluten exposure. To see if a patient is recovering from CD the doctor can look for any lessening in symptoms, […]
Regulations that tell consumers just what it means when a product is labeled “gluten free” take effect on Tuesday — a “major milestone,” says one of the leading experts on gluten disorders.
By Maureen Mackey, The Fiscal Times August 6, 2014 What Happened. The Food and Drug Administration created a new standard for gluten-free food labeling. Any packaged food that is labeled “gluten free” must now contain less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten, the protein that occurs naturally in wheat, rye, barley and their […]
On August 2, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its long-awaited gluten-free food labeling rule. According to the rule, when a manufacturer chooses to put “gluten-free” on food packaging, the item must comply with the new FDA definition of the term – less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten. Manufacturers were […]
Affecting 1% of the population, celiac disease is one of the world’s most prevalent genetic autoimmune conditions. In the United States, celiac disease is also one of the least diagnosed, with an estimated 2.5 million children and adults continuing to suffer needlessly. Long-term health complications of undiagnosed celiac disease include cancers, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, […]
The U.S Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) will be researching and posting a final recommendation statement regarding screening for celiac disease. This screening recommendation will provide information that is “valid, reliable, and useful to health professionals, patients and family members.” Prior to beginning the comprehensive research process, the USPSTF will be posting their draft research […]
While the prevalence of celiac disease is estimated to be about 1% in the United States, the number of people who have adopted a gluten-free diet is far greater, as shown by the rapidly expanding gluten-free market. For those people who feel better on a gluten-free diet but have tested negative for celiac disease and […]
Celiac disease, typically thought of as a gastrointestinal disease, has a wide variety of symptoms that can affect other parts of the body including the mind. Many people with celiac disease report having “brain fog”, a form of cognitive impairment can encompass disorientation, problems with staying focused and paying attention, and lapses in short-term memory. […]
The rate of celiac disease prevalence has been steadily rising. According to a study comparing the stored blood of soldiers with people today, it has increased up to four times within the past 50 years. Looking for the reason behind such a significant rise, many papers have been published investigating possible environmental causes, including one that found a link between celiac disease and an absence of H. pylori in the stomach. Another paper, involving three of the same doctors, including Celiac Disease Foundation’s own Medical Advisory Board Member Dr. Peter Green, found another possible explanation.
In honor of May Celiac Disease Awareness Month, Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (NYSE: LH) is proud to team with Celiac Disease Foundation. LabCorp is dedicated to raising awareness of celiac disease and to helping more people reach a diagnosis. LabCorp’s comprehensive celiac services program includes cost effective antibody testing profiles and HLA DQA/DQB […]