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11/20/2019

Role of Gluten Consumption in Childhood Celiac Disease Development

Within the last year, at least three studies were conducted with the goal of determining the relationship between the amount of gluten ingested and the risk of developing celiac disease. An important review of these studies, conducted by Jonas Ludvigsson and CDF Research Committee Member Benjamin Lebwohl, concluded that new clinical trials must be conducted…

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11/20/2019

Gluten-Free Diet & Weight Changes

Researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, including Celiac Disease Foundation Medical Advisory Board Member Dan Leffler, conducted a study to determine the effects of the gluten-free diet (GFD) on weight changes in celiac patients after diagnosis. The authors note that while weight gain would be welcome and expected in initially underweight patients, similar…

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8/22/2019

Dietary Supplementation Advice for Celiac Patients on a Long-Term Gluten-Free Diet

Often, when a patient is following a long-term gluten-free diet with good compliance, micronutrient deficiencies cannot be detected. This review - published in the scientific journal Medicina - evaluates the most recent literature on micronutrient deficiencies in patients following a long-term gluten-free diet in order to provide dietary supplementation advice. The study concludes that in patients with micronutrient deficiencies caused by celiac disease, vitamin supplements may be necessary.

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10/25/2016

Celiac Disease Follow-Up Checklists: Dietitian Commentary

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”… Hippocrates has never been more accurate with this statement when it comes to celiac disease and non-celiac wheat sensitivity. Many people today (doctors included) feel that enough information is available online to learn how to follow the gluten-free diet; in fact, only 15% of patients…

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7/5/2016

Trends in Gluten-Free Nutrition: 2016 Conference Recap

At Celiac Disease Foundation’s National Conference on April 30, 2016, the “Dine with the Dietitians” session provided simplified guidelines for the gluten-free diet for those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Janelle Smith, CDF’s Registered Dietitian, shared a panel with Emily Luxford, RD, Celiac Disease Foundation Board of Directors, Scott Mandell, CEO of Enjoy Life…

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6/6/2016

Traveling Gluten-Free

Traveling gluten-free can be a great way to explore foreign cuisines and sample foods from around the globe that you otherwise would never try. Although it may take some time to establish your comfort zone with restaurants in unfamiliar lands, it is certainly possible to have a wonderful gluten-free experience while traveling both domestically and abroad.…

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1/31/2016

Gluten-Free 101: What You Need to Know

If you’ve recently been told you need to follow a gluten-free diet for health reasons, it is very important to completely eliminate gluten from your diet. This is a lifestyle change that will take time and practice to become “normal.” Here are important tips to get you started, or to refresh your knowledge: Educate Yourself About Gluten…

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12/12/2015

Celiac Disease Foundation Featured in Today’s Dietitian Magazine

The latest issue of Today’s Dietitian Magazine featured an article on “Gluten-Free Living and Emotional Health: What Every Dietitian Must Know.” In it, they reference celiac.org and quote Marilyn G. Geller, Celiac Disease Foundation CEO, and Janelle Smith, Celiac Disease Foundation’s Registered Dietitian. The article discusses how a deeper understanding of the impact of celiac…

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