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8/27/2014

CDF Supports NASSCD Comments on USPSTF Research Plan for Screening for Celiac Disease

The Celiac Disease Foundation Medical Advisory Board, together with the National Board of Directors submitted a letter to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force supporting the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (NASSCD) comments on the Task Force's draft research plan for screening for celiac disease. Among other comments, the NASSCD encouraged the USPSTF to focus on high risk individuals (those who are symptomatic, have associated diseases or a family history) in their research.

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8/26/2014

Back to School with Almonds – Nature’s Perfect Gluten-Free Snack

Celiac Disease Foundation gratefully acknowledges The Almond Board of California for their support of the celiac and gluten-sensitive community, and for providing the following: If you’re reading this article, you most likely know someone – a child, close friend or other family member—with celiac disease, or perhaps have been diagnosed yourself. You also likely understand…

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8/6/2014

Gluten-Free Food Labels Finally Have Teeth

By Maureen Mackey, The Fiscal Times August 6, 2014 What Happened. The Food and Drug Administration created a new standard for gluten-free food labeling. Any packaged food that is labeled “gluten free” must now contain less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten, the protein that occurs naturally in wheat, rye, barley and their…

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7/31/2014

Celiac Disease Foundation Launches Online Advocacy Program to Empower Celiac Community

Affecting 1% of the population, celiac disease is one of the world’s most prevalent genetic autoimmune conditions.  In the United States, celiac disease is also one of the least diagnosed, with an estimated 2.5 million children and adults continuing to suffer needlessly.  Long-term health complications of undiagnosed celiac disease include cancers, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis,…

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5/23/2014

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

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…

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5/21/2014

7th-Grader Organizes 5K to Benefit 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.

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5/13/2014

Celiac Sufferers Must Be Picky Eaters

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.

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4/17/2014

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

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.

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4/16/2014

Gluten-Free Community Unites at Celiac Disease Foundation National Conference

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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3/24/2014

CDF attends Development of Therapies for Celiac Disease Conference

Deborah Ceizler, CDF Chief Development Officer, recently attended the Development of Therapies for Celiac Disease Conference hosted by the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University.  The conference provided a unique opportunity to bring together experts from around the world – physicians, scientists, industry leaders including pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotechnology and food & agriculture – and patients seeking…

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