Thank you to our more than 1,000 iCureCeliac participants for your amazing commitment to help researchers advance treatments and a cure for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.
CDF is pleased to share that we already have two research studies in place! The first is with Celimmune who is conducting clinical trials to test a drug therapy for refractory celiac disease.
The second is to study human exposure to arsenic, a naturally occurring metal that is harmful to human health. With researchers from Dartmouth College, we are setting up a study on arsenic exposure from a gluten-free diet.
As you may already know from stories in the media, rice has been found to contain varying amounts of arsenic. Rice plants absorb arsenic from flooded paddy soils, but the amount and type of arsenic depends on many factors, such as the type of rice, the way the rice is grown, and the way it is processed. Rice is a common alternative grain in the gluten-free diet, and rice- based ingredients are used in many foods, from sweeteners and syrups to flours. This raises the concern that people who frequently eat a lot of rice may have an arsenic exposure level that will affect their long term health.
We want to hear your concerns about arsenic in your diet, and give you the opportunity to tell us what studies you think should be done.
- You must be 18 or older to complete the Arsenic in the Gluten-Free Diet survey in iCureCeliac. If you do not already have a login, please create one here.
- This survey should take 15-20 minutes to complete.
- This survey is also being promoted through a variety of national partners via SurveyMonkey. Please complete the survey only once.
Thank you so much for your time and participation.
If you have any questions about the Arsenic in the Gluten-Free Diet survey or about iCureCeliac, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.