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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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8/22/2019

Dietary Supplementation Advice for Celiac Patients on a Long-Term Gluten-Free Diet

Often, when a patient is following a long-term gluten-free diet with good compliance, micronutrient deficiencies cannot be detected. This review - published in the scientific journal Medicina - evaluates the most recent literature on micronutrient deficiencies in patients following a long-term gluten-free diet in order to provide dietary supplementation advice. The study concludes that in patients with micronutrient deficiencies caused by celiac disease, vitamin supplements may be necessary.

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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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7/20/2016

To Gluten-Free Diet or Not to Gluten-Free Diet?

There is no question that the popularity of “going gluten-free” has risen sharply in recent years. The question is, does a gluten-free diet (GFD) pose a true benefit to those without a diagnosis of celiac disease, or is it doing more harm than good? Norelle Reilly, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist at Columbia University, recently sought to…

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