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Gluten-Free Aid for Oklahoma

Those in the celiac and gluten-free community rallied together after the devastating Oklahoma tornadoes to provide much-needed food donations. Most emergency response systems do not prepare gluten-free provisions for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Instead, local individuals have organized gluten-free food donations stored and distributed at centralized locations in Oklahoma City. Please remember […]

HR 2003: Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act

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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 […]

Gluten-Free Food Labeling on the Horizon

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FDA Gluten-Free Food Labeling Soon to Become Reality The road to proper gluten-free labeling has been long and filled with bureaucratic hurdles, but the light at the end of the tunnel is finally shining through. It has been over 8 years since the FALCPA (Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act) labeling standards went into […]

CDF Medical Advisory Board Member Alessio Fasano Co-Authors Study on Stem Cell Pathways in Acute Celiac Disease

Expression Analysis of Intestinal Stem Cell Signaling Pathways in Acute Celiac Disease Background: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease triggered by ingestion of gluten, the key proteic component of wheat, in genetically predisposed individuals. The intestinal mucosa presents lesions with varying degrees of inflammation secondary to the autoimmune insult characterized by villous atrophy and crypts […]

Drs. Joseph Murray and Peter Green [CDF Medical Avisory Board] are Among Esteemed Authors of LPM in Celiac Disease Study

Mucosal Healing and Risk of Lymphoproliferative Malignancy in Celiac Disease Outcomes Background: Celiac disease (CD) is associated with an increased risk of lymphoproliferative malignancy (LPM). It is unknown whether this risk is affected by the results of the follow-up intestinal biopsy, performed to document mucosal healing. We aimed to quantify the risk of LPM in […]

Dr. Peter Green [CDF Medical Advisory Board] Co-Authors Study on Mucosal Healing / Fracture Risk in Celiac Disease

Background: Celiac disease (CD) is associated with an increased risk of osteoporotic fracture, a risk increase that persists after diagnosis. Although the gluten-free diet results in an improvement of symptoms in the majority of patients, a significant proportion have persistent villous atrophy (VA) on follow-up biopsy. It is unknown whether persistent VA impacts long-term fracture […]

Progress Toward Oral Therapy for Celiac Disease

The world’s leading health organizations supporting celiac disease awareness and education (Celiac Disease Foundation, American Celiac Disease Alliance, Celiac Sprue Association, Gluten Intolerance Group and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness) applaud the efforts of Alvine Pharmaceuticals and AbbVie in addressing the significant unmet medical need for therapeutic treatment of celiac disease. ALV003 is an […]

Massachusetts Bill Promises Tax Break to People with Celiac Disease

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By Elaine Thompson TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF ethompson@telegram.com No matter what he did as a young man, Michael D. Peterson just couldn’t gain weight. At 5 feet 10, he only weighed 118 pounds. Although a long-distance runner, he had little energy and was constantly having stomach aches. As he got older, his doctor suggested that […]

Food Ingredients in Meds Causing Adverse Effects

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People with medical conditions such as celiac, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or food allergies should know that they may not be sensitive or allergic to the medicine to which they reacted. Rather, their reactions may have been from the food contents in the drugs. FDA regulations requiring the clear labeling of all food contents and elimination […]