The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has posted its research plan for the screening of the U.S. population for celiac disease. The research plan is designed to answer seven key questions about screening. These questions are: What is the effectiveness of screening versus not screening for celiac disease in asymptomatic adults, adolescents, or […]
Celiac disease remains one of the most common autoimmune diseases, affecting approximately 1% of the population in the United States. Celiac disease is genetic; having a first degree relative with it means you are about ten times more likely to develop the disease. However, almost one third of the U.S. population has the genetic components […]
On a daily basis, Jess Madden experiences two sides of medicine. As a neonatologist with celiac disease, she has the dual identity of being both a doctor and a patient. At work, she cares for the smallest and newest patients. In her personal life she becomes the patient as she manages celiac disease, an experience […]
As we reflect on this past year, we want to thank you for your generous support, which has enabled us to achieve important advances in each of our key mission areas. CDF launched an Online Advocacy Program in order to encourage the public to bring celiac disease to the forefront of the nation’s healthcare agenda. We also unveiled a series of online tools, including a Symptoms & Conditions Checklist, a Healthcare Practitioner Directory, and a 7 Day Gluten-Free Meal Plan to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease. Additionally, CDF provided a comprehensive didactic seminar at the National Education Conference this past June when Medical Directors from Alvine Pharmaceuticals, Quest Diagnostics, and LabCorp joined together for a biopharma panel to present information about advances in the screening and treatment of celiac disease.
On August 5th, 2013, the FDA issued its final ruling on the label “gluten-free” and when it could be applied to packaged foods under the FDA’s purview. The compliance date for this ruling, August 5th, 2014, has come and gone, and two studies have been published that investigated the level of gluten in foods labeled […]
In the battle of physician versus maladaptive protein, physician perseveres and recharges through pursuits befitting his Italian heritage. Gluten-Free by the Numbers In 1996 gluten-free foods were a $100 million business. In 2012, gluten-free foods grew to a $4.2 billion industry. 27 million people consume gluten-free foods to lose weight. 9 million go gluten-free because of Gastro-intestinal symptoms. 7 million claim going gluten-free helps clear their headaches and foggy mind. […]
Currently, the primary treatment for celiac disease (CD) is a strict and lifelong gluten-free diet, which can saddle patients with heavy financial and social burdens. On top of this, many patients continue to get exposed to gluten accidentally, preventing their intestines from healing properly. Other forms of treatment, such as Alvine Pharmaceutical’s ALV003, are being […]
Snyder’s of Hanover Donates Portion of Sales to Support Celiac Disease Foundation Hanover, PA – Snyder’s of Hanover continues to support gluten-free living by partnering with Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) for the months of October and November. From October 1st – November 30th, Snyder’s of Hanover will donate $.05 from every specially marked bag of […]
The trouble for Daniel Tully, then 12 and an excellent student and athlete in Brooklyn, began 20 months ago, when he developed what seemed like a virus that kept recurring, each time sending him to bed and keeping him from school for a week. In January, he came down with an intestinal bug from which […]
In the past, celiac disease (CD) was thought of as a children’s malabsorptive disease, but CD patients can experience many non-gastrointestinal symptoms, and a recent paper from Italy attempted to review how CD can affect the reproductive health of women.