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Probiotics, Your Friend or Foe?

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Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when taken as a supplement, can help establish a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut. For many, the word bacteria often carries a negative connotation; however, bacteria play a crucial role in maintaining normal GI function and protecting the body from infection. Although there is no evidence-based research to […]

Promising Results for Celiac Disease Pipeline Drug

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Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune condition triggered by gluten that causes the body’s immune system to attack itself, damaging the small intestine. A wide range of symptoms can occur in different individuals, including but not limited to: unexplained iron-deficiency anemia, fatigue, bone or joint pain, arthritis, seizures or migraines, abdominal bloating and pain, and […]

Neuropathy Linked to Celiac Disease

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A member of CDF’s Medical Advisory Board, Peter Green, MD, recently studied the relationship between celiac disease (CD) and neuropathy, along with the expert knowledge of doctors Thawani, Brannagan, Lebwohl, and Ludviggson. Neuropathy is a condition that weakens nerve cells and inhibits normal nerve function. Our nerves are used for communicating with the brain and […]

Gluten-Free Diet and Asymptomatic Celiac Disease

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In the United States, an estimated three million Americans suffer from celiac disease. Due to lack of information about celiac disease manifestation, roughly 83% of Americans who experience symptoms go undiagnosed, and as a result, are not aware of the damage to their intestinal lining. There are also those who have the disease but show […]

CDF Presents Patient-Focused Celiac Drug Development Survey Data to FDA

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On May 11, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will conduct a public meeting on Functional GI Disorders Patient-Focused Drug Development. Celiac Disease Foundation was requested by the FDA to provide commentary about the impact of celiac disease on patients’ daily lives, the types of treatment benefit that matter most to patients, and patients’ […]

Will There Ever Be a Drug for Celiac Disease?

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New drugs on the research horizon could spare people with celiac the pain of accidentally eating pizza or pasta. Even with the best intentions, living gluten-free is much easier said than done. It was almost impossible to tell which packaged “gluten-free” foods lived up to their claims until late last year when the U.S. Food […]

CDF Funds FDA GREAT3 Workshop in Washington, D.C.

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On March 30-31st, 2015, Celiac Disease Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Marilyn G. Geller, attended the FDA Public Workshop on Gastroenterology Regulatory Endpoints and the Advancement of Therapeutics (GREAT3) near Washington, D.C. This landmark conference addressed endpoints and outcome measures for trials for products intended to treat celiac disease and Irritable Bowel Disease. The second day […]