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Marilyn’s Message July 2016

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Last month, we shared the statistics from the first 1,200 participants in iCureCeliac®. Our first cut of analysis revealed interesting and, quite frankly, potentially alarming numbers about celiac disease, such as: 33 percent of iCureCeliac® participants reported that diagnosis took longer than five years from the onset of their first symptoms. 53 percent of iCureCeliac® […]

To Gluten-Free Diet or Not to Gluten-Free Diet?

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There is no question that the popularity of “going gluten-free” has risen sharply in recent years. The question is, does a gluten-free diet (GFD) pose a true benefit to those without a diagnosis of celiac disease, or is it doing more harm than good? Norelle Reilly, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist at Columbia University, recently sought to […]

Abnormal Biopsy Alone Does Not Diagnose Celiac Disease

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In her recent article in the University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center newsletter, “Impact,” Dr. Carol Semrad seeks to clarify the important steps needed to accurately diagnose celiac disease. Traditionally, celiac disease has been diagnosed by duodenal (small bowel) biopsy, however, there are a number of different ailments and conditions that can lead to small […]

Adolescents Wanted for Celiac Disease Study

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Do you know an adolescent with celiac disease? The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is currently conducting a research study for teenagers with celiac disease and their parents, to better understand the feelings and coping skills of adolescent patients with celiac disease and how this affects their adherence to a gluten-free diet later in […]

Dr. Shayna Coburn to Speak at CDF Arizona Chapter Medical Night

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Celiac Disease Foundation is proud to have Dr. Shayna Coburn, PhD, as the featured speaker at the CDF Arizona Chapter Medical Night on September 21, 2016. Dr. Coburn was also a featured speaker at CDF’s National Conference on April 30, 2016 where she spoke about the psychological impact of celiac disease. Dr. Shayna Skelley Coburn is […]

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