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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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10/3/2019

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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8/7/2019

CDF Signs onto Proposed Rule in ACA

As a member of the National Coalition of Autoimmune Patients Groups (NCAPG), a coalition founded by the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), the Celiac Disease Foundation signed onto the proposed rule comments from I Am Essential that would dramatically change the regulations that implement Section 1557, the anti-discrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act. The…

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8/5/2019

You Are Invited to the 2019 PCORI Annual Meeting

I’m writing to invite you to join me and others from across the healthcare community at the 2019 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Annual Meeting, being held September 18-20 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. As a member of PCORI’s Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement, I know firsthand that PCORI’s staff is…

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8/1/2019

Gluten Peptides Monitor Celiac Disease

Written by Francisco Leon, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder, Provention Bio Current guidelines recommend routine follow-up for celiac disease with dietary interviews and celiac blood tests, though these methods are not accurate measures of gluten-free diet (GFD) adherence. A recent study in Spain tested the use of gluten immunogenic peptides (GIP)—a direct measure of…

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