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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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8/5/2014

10 Fast Facts About the FDA Gluten-Free Labeling Rule

On August 2, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its long-awaited gluten-free food labeling rule. According to the rule, when a manufacturer chooses to put “gluten-free” on food packaging, the item must comply with the new FDA definition of the term – less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten. Manufacturers were encouraged…

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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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7/24/2014

Sign Up for the US Celiac Disease Task Force Email List

The U.S Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) will be researching  and posting a final recommendation statement regarding screening for celiac disease. This screening recommendation will provide information that is “valid, reliable, and useful to health professionals, patients and family members.” Prior to beginning the comprehensive research process, the USPSTF will be posting their draft research…

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6/23/2014

Celiac Disease Risk Linked to Proton Pump Inhibitor Medication

The rate of celiac disease prevalence has been steadily rising. According to a study comparing the stored blood of soldiers with people today, it has increased up to four times within the past 50 years. Looking for the reason behind such a significant rise, many papers have been published investigating possible environmental causes, including one that found a link between celiac disease and an absence of H. pylori in the stomach. Another paper, involving three of the same doctors, including Celiac Disease Foundation's own Medical Advisory Board Member Dr. Peter Green, found another possible explanation.

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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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