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Interest in Medical Therapy for Celiac Disease

Objectives A gluten-free diet is the treatment for celiac disease, but pharmaceutical agents are being developed. The level of interest amongst patients in using a medication to treat celiac disease is unknown. This study examined the level of interest amongst patients in medication to treat celiac disease. Methods A questionnaire was distributed to celiac disease […]

CEO Marilyn Geller Promotes Patient Advocacy To Raise Awareness of Celiac Disease

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Kathy Giusti, CEO of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). Marilyn Geller, CEO of the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF). What do these women have in common? They are leading dynamic, nonprofit organizations that are driving innovation, awareness and research in diseases once relatively unknown or incurable-and they’re all coming at it from a personal connection. […]

Mucosal Healing and Risk for Lymphoproliferative Malignancy in Celiac Disease

Background: Celiac disease (CD) is associated with an increased risk for lymphoproliferative malignancy (LPM). Whether this risk is affected by the results of follow-up intestinal biopsy, performed to document mucosal healing, is unknown. Objective: To examine the association between mucosal healing in CD and subsequent LPM. Design: Population-based cohort study. Setting: 28 pathology departments in […]

Celiac Disease May Increase Lymphoma Risk

SUMMARY: Persistent Villous Atrophy in Celiac Disease Patients May Increase Lymphoma Risk A recent study suggests that patients with Celiac Disease who display persistent villous atrophy are at an increased risk for certain types of lymphoma. Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, from Columbia University in New York City, and colleagues reported their findings in the August 6 […]

Origin of celiac disease: How old are predisposing haplotypes?

We recently presented the case of a first century AD young woman, found in the archaeological site of Cosa, showing clinical signs of malnutrition, such as short height, osteoporosis, dental enamel hypoplasia and cribra orbitalia, indirect sign of anemia, all strongly suggestive for celiac disease (CD). However, whether these findings were actually associated to CD […]

CDF CEO, Marilyn Geller, quoted throughout article in FoodServiceDirector.com

CDF CEO, Marilyn Geller, quoted throughout article in FoodServiceDirector.com analyzing the collateral effects of the settlement between Lesley University and the Department of Justice after the DOJ found that food allergies* may constitute a disability under the ADA. *Celiac disease is often mis-categorized as a food allergy notwithstanding the differentiation between the body’s autoimmune vs. […]