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Celiac Disease: By The Numbers

Not long ago, the gluten-free lifestyle was reserved for people with celiac disease — a genetic autoimmune disorder in which the ingestion of gluten causes severe intestinal damage — who were forced to give up their favorite dishes and settle for strange, unappetizing foods. There are numerous reasons a person might choose to eat gluten-free, […]

Can Service Dogs Help Sniff Out Gluten?

BY AMY SINATRA AYRES | DECEMBER 8, 2014 You can’t enter a grocery store or restaurant these days without noticing the booming popularity of gluten-free foods. What started as a medical necessity for some has flourished into the newest diet trend — and we bet you know someone who’s gone gluten free. Gluten is the protein in […]

New FDA gluten rule stirs debate

With recent national awareness of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, the food industry is introducing gluten-free items to us at breakneck speed. But how gluten-free are they? Trying to decipher their labels at the grocery store takes time. Early on, I gathered that although something is labeled “wheat free,” it does not make it gluten-free. […]

The World’s Leading Expert on Gluten-Related Disorders, Dr. Alessio Fasano, Sets the Record Straight in His Definitive New Book

The founder and director of the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital provides a clear, concise roadmap for understanding why gluten does what it does and what can be done about it. This article was originally distributed via 24-7 Press Release Newswire. 24-7 Press Release Newswire, WorldNow and this Site make no warranties […]

Amazon Joins With Celiac Disease Foundation to Expand Gluten-Free Community Outreach

Amazon is now a proud sponsor of Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to driving diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease through advocacy, education, and advancing research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by gluten-related disorders.   Celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune disorder in which the ingestion of […]

Celiac Disease and the Unforeseen Path to Discovery

By Ellen Barlow Mass General Hospital’s Alessio Fasano, MD, has transformed conventional thinking about autoimmune diseases. Alessio Fasano, MD, is everywhere these days. The renowned head of the MGH Center for Celiac Research and Treatment has been in the news clarifying misconceptions about the gluten-free diet, at seminars demonstrating with finesse how to cook a […]

Gluten Introduction and Development of Celiac Disease

Celiac disease remains one of the most common autoimmune diseases, affecting approximately 1% of the population in the United States. Celiac disease is genetic; having a first degree relative with it means you are about ten times more likely to develop the disease. However, almost one third of the U.S. population has the genetic components […]

Happy Gluten-Free Holidays

At Celiac Disease Foundation, we understand that the holidays can be a challenging time of year for those with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders. Rather than bringing joy and cheer, the holidays can bring anxiety and concern for people on restricted diets. Whether you are a guest at a holiday party or you are […]

CDF Medical Advisory Board Member Dr. Joseph Murray Quoted in The New York Times Article About Celiac Disease Diagnosis

The trouble for Daniel Tully, then 12 and an excellent student and athlete in Brooklyn, began 20 months ago, when he developed what seemed like a virus that kept recurring, each time sending him to bed and keeping him from school for a week. In January, he came down with an intestinal bug from which […]