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Celiac Disease Foundation Launches Online Advocacy Program to Empower Celiac Community

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Affecting 1% of the population, celiac disease is one of the world’s most prevalent genetic autoimmune conditions.  In the United States, celiac disease is also one of the least diagnosed, with an estimated 2.5 million children and adults continuing to suffer needlessly.  Long-term health complications of undiagnosed celiac disease include cancers, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, […]

Sign Up for the US Celiac Disease Task Force Email List

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The U.S Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) will be researching  and posting a final recommendation statement regarding screening for celiac disease. This screening recommendation will provide information that is “valid, reliable, and useful to health professionals, patients and family members.” Prior to beginning the comprehensive research process, the USPSTF will be posting their draft research […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]