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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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7/29/2019

Gluten-Free Travel with Brett Duncan

Brett is committed to inspiring people with celiac disease to travel the world and explore the infinite opportunities to live gluten-free anywhere. Whether it is a short weekend visit, or a long trip to Vietnam or Hawaii, she shows that traveling gluten-free can be done. You deserve the best gluten-free trip! What inspired you to…

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7/18/2019

Managing Celiac Disease in School

All over the country, parents are getting ready to send their children back to school. Our children, Alexander Solomon, Amanda Solomon, and Draya Ramer, have celiac disease. Returning to school presents special challenges every year…challenges that are magnified if a child is starting a new school or even moving to a new classroom. That is why we are…

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6/13/2018

Arsenic in Gluten-Containing Vs. Gluten-Free Foods

All plants take up the nutrients they need from soil. When soil is polluted with toxic elements, such as cadmium, lead, arsenic, and mercury, plants take them up because they mistake them for essential nutrients. Long-term exposure to toxic metals can increase our risk of various diseases. Regulatory agencies have set limits for the presence…

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5/30/2017

Arsenic in the Gluten-Free Diet: Are You At Risk?

Rice has been found to contain varying amounts of arsenic. Rice plants absorb arsenic from flooded paddy soils, but the amount and type of arsenic depends on many factors, such as the type of rice, the way the rice is grown, and the way it is processed. Rice soaks up arsenic more easily and at higher…

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5/4/2017

Study Finds A Gluten-Free Diet in Adults Without Celiac Disease May Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

A research study published in British Medical Journal concluded that long-term gluten consumption is not associated with risk of coronary heart disease, but rather, a lack of gluten in the diet may affect cardiovascular risk. The study, co-authored by Celiac Disease Foundation Research Committee member, Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, and Celiac Disease Foundation Medical Advisory Board…

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