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As Celiac and Gluten Sensitivities Gain Prominence, Drug Companies Race to Find Treatments

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On behalf of our patient community, CDF has either directly invested or fought to secure investments in diagnostics, research, and treatment for celiac disease. We have always known that this was a serious disease with broad and often devastating impacts if left undiagnosed and/or untreated. Our 25 years of hard work continues to yield returns. […]

Why We Should Listen to Joy Behar

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I will spare you my righteous indignation (I did not, however, spare my spouse who got an earful yesterday morning). You and I both know that the comedian, Joy Behar, is a TV personality who gets paid by offending any and all. In case you missed her outrageous comments on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Show yesterday […]

Many Providers Stray From Guidelines For Diagnosis and Management of Celiac Disease

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by David Wild Despite clear guidelines outlining the diagnosis and management of celiac disease, many clinicians still offer suboptimal care of the condition, results from a survey of 80 health care providers suggest. The survey found that only one-fifth of respondents said they would diagnose celiac disease using endoscopic examination, which is the diagnostic gold […]

New FDA gluten rule stirs debate

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With recent national awareness of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, the food industry is introducing gluten-free items to us at breakneck speed. But how gluten-free are they? Trying to decipher their labels at the grocery store takes time. Early on, I gathered that although something is labeled “wheat free,” it does not make it gluten-free. […]

Celiac Disease and the Unforeseen Path to Discovery

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By Ellen Barlow Mass General Hospital’s Alessio Fasano, MD, has transformed conventional thinking about autoimmune diseases. Alessio Fasano, MD, is everywhere these days. The renowned head of the MGH Center for Celiac Research and Treatment has been in the news clarifying misconceptions about the gluten-free diet, at seminars demonstrating with finesse how to cook a […]

CDF Medical Advisory Board Member Dr. Alessio Fasano Featured on Robb Report

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In the battle of physician versus maladaptive protein, physician perseveres and recharges through pursuits befitting his Italian heritage. Gluten-Free by the Numbers In 1996 gluten-free foods were a $100 million business. In 2012, gluten-free foods grew to a $4.2 billion industry. 27 million people consume gluten-free foods to lose weight. 9 million go gluten-free because of Gastro-intestinal symptoms. 7 million claim going gluten-free helps clear their headaches and foggy mind. […]

CDF Medical Advisory Board Member Dr. Joseph Murray Quoted in The New York Times Article About Celiac Disease Diagnosis

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The trouble for Daniel Tully, then 12 and an excellent student and athlete in Brooklyn, began 20 months ago, when he developed what seemed like a virus that kept recurring, each time sending him to bed and keeping him from school for a week. In January, he came down with an intestinal bug from which […]