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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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10/24/2019

Cour Pharmaceuticals Announces Deal with Takeda for Celiac Treatment

Cour Pharmaceuticals has announced a $420 million licensing deal with Takeda Pharmaceuticals following a favorable outcome of their phase 2 trial for celiac disease. The company released data from a small phase 2a study at the annual United European Gastroenterology organization meeting showing that its treatment, CNP-101, cut levels of inflammation-promoting cytokines. The technology was…

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10/3/2019

Preliminary Study Suggests That Risk of Gluten Transfer in Common-Cooking Activities May Be Lower Than Previously Thought

Parents using multiple kitchen appliances and utensils to prevent their child with celiac disease from being exposed to gluten may be able to eliminate some cumbersome steps. A new, preliminary study from Children’s National Hospital published in the journal Gastroenterology found no significant gluten transfer when tools like the same toaster or knives are used for both…

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5/4/2017

Gluten-Free Food Banks – A Community Effort

In recent years, the gluten-free diet has become more of a fad than a medical necessity. Gluten-free products and bakeries are popping up across the country, and approximately one third of the U.S. population is trying to cut down on gluten consumption. But the fact that the gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac…

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2/17/2016

Ted Cruz Says NO Gluten-Free Meals

At a rally yesterday in South Carolina, Senator and presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, said in a speech about supporting the U.S. military, “That’s why the last thing any commander should need to worry about is the grades he is getting from some plush-bottomed Pentagon bureaucrat for political correctness or social experiments – or providing gluten-free MREs.”…

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12/21/2015

Celiac Disease Foundation Featured in USA Today

Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) was featured in a recent article in MediaplanetUSA’s Digestive Wellness campaign, distributed within the centerfold of USA Today on December 18, 2015. This campaign showcases the stigma surrounding digestive disorders and why many individuals experiencing symptoms do not seek help from a gastroenterologist. In addition to educating readers on the different…

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7/30/2015

Celiac Disease Foundation Featured in Time Magazine

Celiac Disease Foundation thanks Time Magazine for referencing celiac.org in their recent article titled, "6 Facts About Gluten That You're Probably Getting Wrong." Celiac Disease Foundation works tirelessly year-round to educate the public about celiac disease. Raising awareness about celiac disease has been a fundamental part of CDF's mission since we were founded 25 years ago.

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4/29/2015

As Celiac and Gluten Sensitivities Gain Prominence, Drug Companies Race to Find Treatments

On behalf of our patient community, CDF has either directly invested or fought to secure investments in diagnostics, research, and treatment for celiac disease. We have always known that this was a serious disease with broad and often devastating impacts if left undiagnosed and/or untreated. Our 25 years of hard work continues to yield returns. This is from a NY Times article published on April 29, 2015, "Pharmaceutical companies are racing to develop the first drugs for celiac disease, which researchers say is much more common than previously thought."

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