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Mucosal Healing and Risk for Lymphoproliferative Malignancy in Celiac Disease

Background: Celiac disease (CD) is associated with an increased risk for lymphoproliferative malignancy (LPM). Whether this risk is affected by the results of follow-up intestinal biopsy, performed to document mucosal healing, is unknown. Objective: To examine the association between mucosal healing in CD and subsequent LPM. Design: Population-based cohort study. Setting: 28 pathology departments in […]

Celiac Disease May Increase Lymphoma Risk

SUMMARY: Persistent Villous Atrophy in Celiac Disease Patients May Increase Lymphoma Risk A recent study suggests that patients with Celiac Disease who display persistent villous atrophy are at an increased risk for certain types of lymphoma. Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, from Columbia University in New York City, and colleagues reported their findings in the August 6 […]

Origin of celiac disease: How old are predisposing haplotypes?

We recently presented the case of a first century AD young woman, found in the archaeological site of Cosa, showing clinical signs of malnutrition, such as short height, osteoporosis, dental enamel hypoplasia and cribra orbitalia, indirect sign of anemia, all strongly suggestive for celiac disease (CD). However, whether these findings were actually associated to CD […]

CDF CEO, Marilyn Geller, quoted throughout article in FoodServiceDirector.com

CDF CEO, Marilyn Geller, quoted throughout article in FoodServiceDirector.com analyzing the collateral effects of the settlement between Lesley University and the Department of Justice after the DOJ found that food allergies* may constitute a disability under the ADA. *Celiac disease is often mis-categorized as a food allergy notwithstanding the differentiation between the body’s autoimmune vs. […]

FDA Defines “Gluten-Free” for Food Labeling

Celiac Disease Foundation Applauds FDA Food Labeling Rule Defining “Gluten-Free.” By August of 2014, all FDA-regulated foods labeled “Gluten-Free” must contain less than 20 ppm of gluten or manufacturers face regulatory enforcement. The rule is long awaited good news for those with celiac disease. There is an undeniable air of excitement at the national Celiac […]

CDF quoted in Press Release for Gluten-Free Dating Website

Our Operations / Communications Director, Hillary Kane, was quoted as GlutenFreeSingles.com launches its new online dating site. “There is a time and a place to educate food-servers, restaurateurs and dining partners about the danger of cross-contamination and villi damage from gluten…a first date, is not that place or time,” said Hillary Kane,communications director of the […]