Celiac Disease Foundation drives diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease through advocacy, education and advancing research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by gluten-related disorders

Oats and the Gluten-Free Diet

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Celiac Disease (CD), a genetic condition affecting 1% of the population, is somewhat unique among autoimmune conditions in that it has an effective treatment in the gluten-free diet. However, the diet can be difficult to follow; a significant proportion of CD patients do not respond to the diet with the expected intestinal healing, typically due […]

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 […]

Caryn Tells Her Celiac Disease Story- Gift of Hope

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    All of a sudden, they seem to be everywhere:  gluten-free options in grocery stores, restaurants, coffee bars, and even at the ballpark.  Please, don’t get me wrong…all of this is great.  What isn’t penetrating America’s consciousness, however, is the life-threatening implications of our ongoing failure to quickly and correctly diagnose and treat celiac […]

Screening for Celiac Disease: An Update

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The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has posted its research plan for the screening of the U.S. population for celiac disease. The research plan is designed to answer seven key questions about screening. These questions are:   What is the effectiveness of screening versus not screening for celiac disease in asymptomatic adults, adolescents, or […]

Gluten Introduction and Development of Celiac Disease

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Celiac disease remains one of the most common autoimmune diseases, affecting approximately 1% of the population in the United States. Celiac disease is genetic; having a first degree relative with it means you are about ten times more likely to develop the disease. However, almost one third of the U.S. population has the genetic components […]

Gluten-Free Labeling Compliance

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On August 5th, 2013, the FDA issued its final ruling on the label “gluten-free” and when it could be applied to packaged foods under the FDA’s purview. The compliance date for this ruling, August 5th, 2014, has come and gone, and two studies have been published that investigated the level of gluten in foods labeled […]

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. […]

Hookworm Infection a Possible Defense Against Celiac Patients’ Response to Gluten

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Currently, the primary treatment for celiac disease (CD) is a strict and lifelong gluten-free diet, which can saddle patients with heavy financial and social burdens. On top of this, many patients continue to get exposed to gluten accidentally, preventing their intestines from healing properly. Other forms of treatment, such as Alvine Pharmaceutical’s ALV003, are being […]

Snyder’s of Hanover Donates Portion of Sales to Support CDF!

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Snyder’s of Hanover Donates Portion of Sales to Support Celiac Disease Foundation Hanover, PA – Snyder’s of Hanover continues to support gluten-free living by partnering with Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) for the months of October and November. From October 1st – November 30th, Snyder’s of Hanover will donate $.05 from every specially marked bag of […]

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