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1/15/2020

Stick with the Science Lecture Series

The lecture "Non-celiac gluten sensitivity: what is the evidence?", hosted by Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, will be held at the Faculty House at Columbia University on January 15, 2020. The lecture will be presented by the Celiac Disease Foundation's Young Investigator Award recipient, Benjamin Lebwohl, MD.

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12/18/2019

Latiglutenase for Celiac Disease Shows Symptom, Quality of Life Improvement

ImmunogenX, a clinical stage biotherapeutics company, has published the results of their phase 2 trial testing latiglutenase—an orally administered treatment for celiac disease (CD). Latiglutenase was shown to be safe and effective in reducing the symptoms of seropositive celiac disease patients on a gluten-free diet. A significant improvement in both symptom severity and quality of…

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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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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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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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