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November 2012

It is said that a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. This past weekend the executive teams of the nation’s leading celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity organizations (CDF, CSA, GIG, NFCA, ACDA) met in Chicago to define a collaborative effort to support our shared missions of education, awareness and advocacy. […]

Mass Screening for Celiac Disease From the Perspective of Newly Diagnosed Adolescents and Their Parents

Background: Mass screening for celiac disease (CD) as a public health intervention is controversial. Prior to implementation, acceptability to the targeted population should be addressed. We aimed at exploring adolescents’ and parents’ experiences of having the adolescents’ CD detected through mass screening, and their attitudes towards possible future mass screening. Methods: All adolescents (n = […]

Incidence of Lymphoproliferative Disorders in Patients with Celiac Disease

Prior studies describe an increased incidence of lymphoma in celiac disease. However, few studies differentiate among lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs). Our aim was to determine incidences of LPD subtypes in celiac disease patients, describe patterns of celiac disease presentation in patients who develop LPD, and compare survival in patients with various LPD subtypes. We conducted a […]

FDA Preliminary Data on Arsenic in Rice and Rice Products

On Wednesday, September 20, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the release of preliminary data on sampling the agency had done to determine the presence of arsenic in rice and rice products. This news has generated concern within the celiac and gluten-intolerant communities as rice is the most common grain used in gluten-free products […]

October 2012

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It is said that a helping hand is no farther than at the end of your sleeve. For our five ING New York Marathon CDF Team Gluten-Free™ members, their helping feet are no farther than at the end of their running pants. Ashley Herriman, Tinsley Malloy, Josh Schieffer, Kim Woody and Kelly Williamson have committed to raising […]

Incidence and Risk of CD in a Healthy US Adult Population

OBJECTIVES: Celiac disease (CD) is an increasingly common disease that may affect as many as 1% of the North American population. Recent population-based data suggest a substantial increase in the prevalence of CD over the last several decades. Several factors are hypothesized as possible disease triggers including intercurrent illnesses, such as gastroenteritis, surgeries, and trauma. […]

September 24, 2012

Dear Members: It is now five months since Deborah Ceizler and I accepted the Board of Directors’ request to join together to lead Celiac Disease Foundation. It has been an inspiring and exciting time, and we thank all of you for your enthusiastic support. We are eager to share some of the steps we have […]

Longstanding Celiac Disease a Risk Factor for Diabetic Retinopathy

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Longstanding celiac disease is associated with an increased risk of diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 1 diabetes, a new study finds. The prevalence of celiac disease in type 1 diabetes ranges from 3% to 12%, and the link between the two diseases is well established. […]

Brain Abnormalities Common in Celiac Disease Patients

September 10, 2012 — Patients with celiac disease and neurologic symptoms have substantial structural and functional brain deficits as detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), British investigators have observed. Stuart Currie, PhD, and colleagues from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, found that patients with celiac disease and balance disturbances had significantly smaller cerebellar volumes […]