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3/29/2018

The Importance of Detecting Celiac Disease in Later Life

Researchers based in Finland and the UK recently conducted a review of existing literature on celiac disease in later life. The article, published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, highlights how celiac disease can often be missed in the elderly population due to the dismissal of subtle celiac disease symptoms, such as fatigue, as being due…

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3/5/2018

Gluten-Free Diet and Quality of Life

Currently, the only effective treatment for celiac disease is a strict, gluten-free diet for life. Studies have shown that patients who take their diet very seriously not only reduce their risk of long-term health complications, including cancers and bone deterioration, but also tend to be free from stomach and intestinal discomfort. We know that there…

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10/30/2017

Is a Low-FODMAP Diet the Next Big Thing?

Lately, it seems as though gluten is being blamed for a vast host of ailments – everything from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to attention-deficit disorder – with an ever increasing number of people seeking relief through a gluten-free diet. While this strict regimen is absolutely critical for people with a confirmed diagnosis of celiac disease,…

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5/25/2017

Celiac Disease Study for Infants – Enroll Your Child Today!

The Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and the Celiac Research Program at Harvard Medical School, recently launched the Celiac Disease Genomic Environmental Microbiome and Metabolomic Study (CDGEMM) to understand the role that our genes, our gut microbiome, and environmental factors play in the development of celiac disease. 200 babies…

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5/8/2017

Importance of Pneumonia Vaccine for Celiac Disease Patients

It is well known that adults older than 65 are at substantially increased risk for pneumonia, but a study out of the United Kingdom suggests that younger celiac disease patients are at greater risk as well. The study, published last year in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, compared rates of pneumonia infection for patients under 65…

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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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