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Blood Tests being Underutilized in Diagnosing Celiac Disease

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Celiac disease, one of the most common autoimmune diseases in the world today, often goes undiagnosed due to asymptomatic patients and many nonspecific symptoms. To diagnose a patient with celiac disease, a positive intestinal biopsy is typically necessary. But when physicians need to decide on whether or not to order a biopsy, they have many […]

9 Things You Should Know Before Going Gluten-Free

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Sarah Klein of the Huffington Post with the help of Dr. Sheila Crowe, a member of Celiac Disease Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board laid out nine tips on starting a gluten-free diet. More people than ever are buying, cooking and eating gluten-free foods — not that they all require the diet. Gluten-free living appeals to about 30 percent of American adults — but seems to still be widely misunderstood.

Gluten Alternatives: Effects of Eating Quinoa in Celiac Patients

Alternatives to gluten are absolutely vital to those diagnosed with celiac disease as the only treatment available currently is a life-long, strict gluten-free diet. Many doctors and nutritionists recommend foods like amaranth, millet, buckwheat, and quinoa as substitutes for wheat and other grains toxic for celiac patients; however, there have been recent laboratory tests that […]

Dr. Alessio Fasano Speaks Out About Celebrity Gluten-Bashing, Celiac Disease Research

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The lowdown on celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and celebrity wheat-bashing: In conversation with Dr Alessio Fasano Dr. Fasano, a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Celiac Disease Foundation as well as a keynote speaker for the CDF’s National Conference and Gluten-Free EXPO, is the director of the Center for Celiac Research as well […]

Celiac Disease Risk Linked to Absence of Bacteria in the Gut

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A recent study published by the American Journal of Epidemiology by several scientists including Dr. Peter H. R. Green, the founder of the Columbia University Celiac Disease Center and a Medical Advisory Board member for the Celiac Disease Foundation, has found a link between a particular bacterial strain typically found in the human gut and […]

Jones Dairy Farm, Proud Provider of Gluten-Free Options and Celiac Disease Foundation Sponsor, Celebrates 125 Years of Great Food

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Proud Celiac Disease Foundation sponsor, Jones Dairy Farm, celebrates its 125th anniversary since its founding in 1889. Always a forward thinking company, Jones Dairy Farm has proven its commitment to the celiac and gluten-free communities by offering over 200 gluten-free products as well as supporting the Celiac Disease Foundation in our quest to improve awareness, […]

Gluten and Infant Feeding Pattern’s Possible Effect on Prevalence of Celiac Disease

Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease associated with small intestinal damage and villous atrophy. It occurs in genetically susceptible people of all ages and can involve a variety of symptoms and can also be asymptomatic. Not every genetically susceptible person gets CD however, most likely signifying that environmental factors influence the disease. Infant feeding […]

Usefulness of Symptoms as a Diagnostic Tool for Celiac Disease

Celiac disease (CD) is the most common genetically-induced food intolerance and is thought to be present in about 1% of the world’s population. Many cases of CD go undiagnosed until adulthood but mass screening for CD for the entire population is controversial. Instead of serological (blood serum) screening for CD markers as a first step, a questionnaire could be an alternative to identifying those at risk for CD. A recent study in Sweden by Rosen et al. examined strategies for screening children for CD. Published online by Pediatrics on January 13, the study had 12-year-old children and their parents complete questionnaires about symptoms of CD and family history.