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“Brain Fog” Improves in Celiac Disease Patients After Starting a Gluten-Free Diet

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Celiac disease, typically thought of as a gastrointestinal disease, has a wide variety of symptoms that can affect other parts of the body including the mind. Many people with celiac disease report having “brain fog”, a form of cognitive impairment that can encompass disorientation, problems with staying focused and paying attention, and lapses in short-term […]

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 that found a link between celiac disease and an absence of H. pylori in the stomach. Another paper, involving three of the same doctors, including Celiac Disease Foundation’s own Medical Advisory Board Member Dr. Peter Green, found another possible explanation.

LabCorp Teams with Celiac Disease Foundation to Educate Employees for May Celiac Awareness Month

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In honor of May Celiac Disease Awareness Month, Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (NYSE: LH) is proud to team with Celiac Disease Foundation. LabCorp is dedicated to raising awareness of celiac disease and to helping more people reach a diagnosis.  LabCorp’s comprehensive celiac services program includes cost effective antibody testing profiles and HLA DQA/DQB […]

7th-Grader Organizes 5K to Benefit Celiac Disease

Alex Morris, 12, of Naperville, is organizing a 5K race to benefit people with celiac disease.

Alex Morris may only be 12, but the seventh grader is going well beyond her years in organizing a 5K race to benefit a celiac disease charity.

Alex, a student at Naperville’s Washington Junior High, like many Americans, suffers from the incurable autoimmune disorder gluten-sensitive enteropathy that commonly is treated by abstaining from foods containing wheat products.

Celiac Sufferers Must Be Picky Eaters

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Eating nothing but gluten-free foods requires self-discipline. But people who have celiac disease must follow the strict diet or face the consequences, says Danielle Nebel, a junior at Calabasas High School who was diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder when she was 2½ years old.

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 several different aspects of a protein called elafin and its effect on gluten-related disorders like celiac disease.

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 […]

Celiac Disease Foundation Celebrates May Celiac Awareness Month with 7 Day Gluten-Free Meal Plan and Team Gluten-Free Challenge

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Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) today released a 7 Day Gluten-Free Meal Plan to help individuals diagnosed with celiac disease or other gluten-related disorders and their families ease the transition to a gluten-free diet. The gluten-free meal plan provides a clear and concise 7 day menu of three meals and two snacks per day with easy to make recipes and “Quick-Fix” options for those on-the-go. This free meal plan, developed with CDF Medical Advisory Board member, Alicia Calvo, RD, CDE, can be accessed at celiac.org/mealplan.

In honor of Celiac Awareness Month and to showcase the 7 Day Gluten-Free Meal Plan, CDF is encouraging celiac disease and gluten-sensitivity advocates to participate in its Team Gluten-Free Week without Wheat (Barley and Rye) Challenge. Participants will join CDF Board of Directors’ Treasurer Christopher Holland in committing to eating entirely gluten-free for at least 7 days in the month of May to raise funds and promote awareness of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders.

Gluten-Free Community Unites at Celiac Disease Foundation National Conference

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Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), the leading national organization improving the quality of life for all people affected by gluten-related disorders, today announced that over 3000 people are expected in Pasadena on June 7 – 8, 2014, for CDF’s 20th Annual National Conference & Gluten-Free EXPO. Patients, family members, caregivers, health care professionals and gluten-free foodies will converge at the Pasadena Convention Center for this educational and gluten-free experience. The June 7th conference focuses on medical information and updates on celiac disease, one of the world’s most prevalent and under diagnosed genetic autoimmune diseases. The June 8th EXPO celebrates food options now available for people with celiac disease, the gluten-sensitive and others who seek benefit of the gluten-free lifestyle. For many of the conference attendees, this is the first time in which they will be surrounded by a community of people living with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity.

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