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September 24, 2012

Dear Members: It is now five months since Deborah Ceizler and I accepted the Board of Directors’ request to join together to lead Celiac Disease Foundation. It has been an inspiring and exciting time, and we thank all of you for your enthusiastic support. We are eager to share some of the steps we have…

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Brain Abnormalities Common in Celiac Disease Patients

September 10, 2012 — Patients with celiac disease and neurologic symptoms have substantial structural and functional brain deficits as detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), British investigators have observed. Stuart Currie, PhD, and colleagues from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, found that patients with celiac disease and balance disturbances had significantly smaller cerebellar volumes…

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August 20, 2012

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. This summer Celiac Disease Foundation launched Camp Gluten-Free at Camp Nawakwa CampFireUSA in southern California. Fifty children attended a delicious and activity-packed week under the supervision of Elaine Monarch, CDF Founder, and Pamela Rowe, CDF Board Secretary. A highlight of the week was the Make…

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Canadian Celiac Association Celebrates New Gluten Labeling Laws

MEDIA RELEASE CANADIAN CELIAC ASSOCIATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2012 Finding gluten-free foods just got a whole lot safer! Three million Canadians with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity will be safer on August 4th when new federal legislation on food labeling comes into effect. Improvements in the federal Food Allergen Labeling Regulations will require…

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One of every 100 U.S. whites has celiac disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – One percent of non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. – close to two million Americans – have celiac disease, but most are not aware they suffer the gluten-intolerance problem, according to a new study. The results back up earlier estimates of how common celiac disease is in the U.S. and Europe,…

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Closer to a Cure for Celiac Disease

Bana Jabri, MD, PhD, first became interested in celiac disease during her residency as a pediatrician in France. She was caring for children who suffered from severe intestinal inflammation that no one knew how to treat. Jabri realized that her clinical work was not enough. Since that time, Jabri has become one of the world’s…

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Gastroenteritis May Trigger Celiac Disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) 07/03/2012 – Food-borne infectious gastroenteritis could be triggering some cases of celiac disease, which might partly explain the rising incidence of the autoimmune condition, a new paper suggests. The authors of the report — military researchers along with celiac disease expert Dr. Joseph Murray from the Mayo Clinic — focused on…

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July 25, 2012

They say man cannot live by bread alone. Don’t I know it. I love my snack food. Give me a tunafish sandwich (lite mayo, pickle relish, celery, lettuce and tomato) with Baked Lays between two slices of (GF) bread and I am in heaven. Without the Baked Lays, I’ll pass. Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) understands…

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July 10, 2012

They say that every picture tells a story. This is the story of how a red-headed woman with an indomitable spirit turned our family into passionate Celiac Disease Foundation supporters. It is 2010, two years after my son Henry was diagnosed with celiac disease. In this picture he is smiling, healthy and giving back to…

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