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Celiac Disease Foundation Unveils New Healthcare Practitioner Directory

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Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) launched the nation’s most comprehensive online directory for patients to find reliable information on healthcare practitioners familiar with diagnosing and treating celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders. From coast to coast, patients can search by ZIP code to help them choose a healthcare practitioner in their town who will understand their […]

FDA Sets Definition of ‘Gluten-Free’ for Labeling

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The FDA last month released a regulation defining the term “gluten-free” for voluntary food labeling. The regulation sets a standard of no more than 20 parts per million of gluten for a product to be labeled as gluten-free, among other requirements. The standard “is consistent with that set by other countries and international bodies that […]

Celiac Disease Foundation, Plant Geneticist, Challenge Report Linking GMOs to Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity

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For more than 20 years, Celiac Disease Foundation has been the trusted source for the dissemination of evidence-based research regarding celiac disease. CEO Marilyn G. Geller challenges the science behind a controversial new report alleging that genetically engineered foods could be an environmental trigger for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

HR 2003: Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act Update

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Introduced: May 15, 2013 (113th U.S. Congress, 2013-2015) Status: Referred to Committee CDF Update – June 18, 2013 On the eve of International Celiac Disease Awareness Day (May 16, 2013), Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Nita Lowey (D-NY) introduced the Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act – HR 2003 to the U.S. Congress. The Act will […]

WGO Global Guidelines on Celiac Disease

Key Diagnostic Findings Include: Histopathologic changes in an intestinal biopsy, characterized by crypt hyperplasia, intraepithelial lymphocytosis, and destruction of the surface epithelial lining Evidence that the small bowel enteropathy is dependent on gluten shown by positive CD-specific antibodies and/or clinical and/or histologic improvement in response to a gluten-free diet Serological Tests Can: Confirm CD in […]

Early Feeding and Risk of Celiac Disease in a Prospective Birth Cohort

OBJECTIVES: Timing of gluten introduction has been associated with the risk of celiac disease (CD) in children, but the optimal time window is unknown. We aimed to study the effect of age of gluten introduction on the risk of CD, adjusting for continued breastfeeding. METHODS: In The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study, a prospective […]

Chronic Pancreatitis

Recent findings: Celiac disease is a risk factor for pancreatitis. Patients with recurrent acute pancreatitis likely have chronic pancreatitis, do not benefit from pancreatic sphincterotomy, and may not benefit from biliary sphincterotomy. Analysis of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) images with an artificial neural network (ANN) program may improve chronic pancreatitis diagnosis compared with clinical interpretation of […]