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Celiac Disease Risk Linked to Proton Pump Inhibitor Medication

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The rate of celiac disease prevalence has been steadily rising. According to a study comparing the stored blood of soldiers with people today, it has increased up to four times within the past 50 years. Looking for the reason behind such a significant rise, many papers have been published investigating possible environmental causes, including one […]

Elafin, A Protein Found Naturally In Humans A Potential Treatment for Celiac Disease

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A recent study, published by The American Journal of Gastroenterology has uncovered a new potential method for treating celiac disease. The study, titled “Novel Role of the Serine Protease Inhibitor Elafin in Gluten-Related Disorders” was first published online on April 8th, 2014. It’s authors, doctors and scientists hailing from all over the world, looked at […]

Significantly Higher Risk for Celiac Disease in Pediatric Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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A study recently published by The Journal of the American Medical Association has found further evidence for a link between celiac disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The study, first posted online on April 21, 2014, titled “Increased Prevalence of Celiac Disease Among Pediatric Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome” examined nearly a thousand Italian children […]

CDF attends Development of Therapies for Celiac Disease Conference

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Deborah Ceizler, CDF Chief Development Officer, recently attended the Development of Therapies for Celiac Disease Conference hosted by the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University.  The conference provided a unique opportunity to bring together experts from around the world – physicians, scientists, industry leaders including pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotechnology and food & agriculture – and patients seeking […]

Blood Tests being Underutilized in Diagnosing Celiac Disease

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Celiac disease, one of the most common autoimmune diseases in the world today, often goes undiagnosed due to asymptomatic patients and many nonspecific symptoms. To diagnose a patient with celiac disease, a positive intestinal biopsy is typically necessary. But when physicians need to decide on whether or not to order a biopsy, they have many […]

Gluten Alternatives: Effects of Eating Quinoa in Celiac Patients

Alternatives to gluten are absolutely vital to those diagnosed with celiac disease as the only treatment available currently is a life-long, strict gluten-free diet. Many doctors and nutritionists recommend foods like amaranth, millet, buckwheat, and quinoa as substitutes for wheat and other grains toxic for celiac patients; however, there have been recent laboratory tests that […]

Celiac Disease Risk Linked to Absence of Bacteria in the Gut

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A recent study published by the American Journal of Epidemiology by several scientists including Dr. Peter H. R. Green, the founder of the Columbia University Celiac Disease Center and a Medical Advisory Board member for the Celiac Disease Foundation, has found a link between a particular bacterial strain typically found in the human gut and […]

Gluten and Infant Feeding Pattern’s Possible Effect on Prevalence of Celiac Disease

Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease associated with small intestinal damage and villous atrophy. It occurs in genetically susceptible people of all ages and can involve a variety of symptoms and can also be asymptomatic. Not every genetically susceptible person gets CD however, most likely signifying that environmental factors influence the disease. Infant feeding […]