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Celiac Disease Foundation Launches Online Advocacy Program to Empower Celiac Community


Affecting 1% of the population, celiac disease is one of the world’s most prevalent genetic autoimmune conditions.  In the United States, celiac disease is also one of the least diagnosed, with an estimated 2.5 million children and adults continuing to suffer needlessly.  Long-term health complications of undiagnosed celiac disease include cancers, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, […]

LabCorp Teams with Celiac Disease Foundation to Educate Employees for May Celiac Awareness Month

In honor of May Celiac Disease Awareness Month, Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (NYSE: LH) is proud to team with Celiac Disease Foundation. LabCorp is dedicated to raising awareness of celiac disease and to helping more people reach a diagnosis.  LabCorp’s comprehensive celiac services program includes cost effective antibody testing profiles and HLA DQA/DQB […]

7th-Grader Organizes 5K to Benefit Celiac Disease

Alex Morris, 12, of Naperville, is organizing a 5K race to benefit people with celiac disease.

Alex Morris may only be 12, but the seventh grader is going well beyond her years in organizing a 5K race to benefit a celiac disease charity. Alex, a student at Naperville’s Washington Junior High, like many Americans, suffers from the incurable autoimmune disorder gluten-sensitive enteropathy that commonly is treated by abstaining from foods containing […]

Celiac Sufferers Must Be Picky Eaters


Eating nothing but gluten-free foods requires self-discipline. But people who have celiac disease must follow the strict diet or face the consequences, says Danielle Nebel, a junior at Calabasas High School who was diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder when she was 2½ years old.

Celiac Disease Foundation Celebrates May Celiac Awareness Month with 7 Day Gluten-Free Meal Plan and Team Gluten-Free Challenge


Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) today released a 7 Day Gluten-Free Meal Plan to help individuals diagnosed with celiac disease or other gluten-related disorders and their families ease the transition to a gluten-free diet. The gluten-free meal plan provides a clear and concise 7 day menu of three meals and two snacks per day with easy […]

Gluten-Free Community Unites at Celiac Disease Foundation National Conference


Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), the leading national organization improving the quality of life for all people affected by gluten-related disorders, today announced that over 3000 people are expected in Pasadena on June 7 – 8, 2014, for CDF’s 20th Annual National Conference & Gluten-Free EXPO. Patients, family members, caregivers, health care professionals and gluten-free foodies […]

CDF attends Development of Therapies for Celiac Disease Conference

columbia conference

Deborah Ceizler, CDF Chief Development Officer, recently attended the Development of Therapies for Celiac Disease Conference hosted by the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University.  The conference provided a unique opportunity to bring together experts from around the world – physicians, scientists, industry leaders including pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotechnology and food & agriculture – and patients seeking […]

CDF CEO Marilyn Geller Interviewed in Gluten-Free Living Magazine

Gluten-Free Living

By Van Waffle | February 24, 2014   Despite a growing awareness of celiac disease, most people still don’t know they have it. When a pediatrician phoned Marilyn Geller with test results indicating her 15-year-old son probably had celiac disease, Geller did not understand what the physician was saying. With a master’s of science in public health […]