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2/27/2020

National Celiac Disease Patient Advocacy Summit

A group of celiac patients and caregivers from all 50 states will convene in Washington, DC to hear from researchers, federal government representatives, and celiac advocates for a National Patient Advocacy Summit to learn how to become Celiac Disease Foundation State Advocacy Ambassadors.

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2/13/2020

Celiac Disease Patients on a Gluten-Free Diet Still Ingest Gluten

Persistent gluten exposure is known to lead to lifelong health issues in people with celiac disease, including anemia, malnutrition, and lymphoma. More and more evidence is showing what many have long suspected: maintaining a truly gluten-free diet may not be possible. Despite the need to protect celiac disease patients against gluten exposure, very little is…

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12/13/2019

Marilyn’s Message

As I return to Los Angeles, I would like to take a moment to share with you some of the highlights of our productive two days in Washington, DC. Your consistent support has allowed us to reach this tipping point, and I want to be clear about what your gifts of time, money, and advocacy…

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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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