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Food Knowledge and Psychological State Predict Gluten-Free Diet Adherence

The results of a large cross-sectional study published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics showed that psychological distress and poor knowledge of the gluten-free diet were independent risk factors for inadequate adherence to the gluten-free diet among celiac disease patients. At present, the only available treatment for celiac disease is maintaining a lifelong, gluten-free diet. Consuming […]

Celiac Disease Foundation Signs Letter of Support for Assembly Bill 2252

On Monday, June 18, 2018, the Celiac Disease Foundation joined California nonprofit organizations in signing a letter of support for Assembly Bill 2252. There is currently no centralized state database in California where nonprofits can locate grants for which they may be eligible to apply. This leaves many nonprofits unaware of potential state agency funding […]

Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked with Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity

In a new study, researchers from Columbia University Medical Center have found that a significant subset of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome has gastrointestinal symptoms and blood markers associated with non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS). Extreme fatigue that does not improve with rest is the defining symptom of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly known as chronic fatigue […]

CEO Marilyn G. Geller Honored with the Center for Nonprofit Management Inspiring Leader Award

We are pleased to announce that Celiac Disease Foundation CEO, Marilyn G. Geller, received the Center for Nonprofit Management Inspiring Leaders Award on June 14th, for her innovative approach in accelerating diagnosis, treatments, and a cure for celiac disease and non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity. Marilyn was particularly selected for this award because of the progress made […]

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 […]

Is it Gluten? What Your Doctor Really Thinks-Sheila Crowe Speaking at the 2018 Celiac Disease Foundation National Conference

Celiac Disease Foundation congratulates Sheila E. Crowe, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACG, AGAF of University of California, San Diego (UCSD), a member of our esteemed Medical Advisory Board, for her service as the 2017-2018 American Gastroenterological Association President. A clinician-scientist and Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine at UCSD, Dr. Crowe is […]

Celiac Disease Editorial in Mediaplanet’s 2018 Asthma & Allergy Campaign

CDF was featured in a recent article in Mediaplanet’s 2018 Asthma & Allergy campaign on May 31st, 2018. The article discusses the important differences between celiac disease, non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity, and wheat allergy, as well as their treatments. While there are more than 20 companies investigating treatments for celiac disease, following a strict, gluten-free diet for […]

2018 National Conference & Gluten-Free EXPO Draws Over 2,700 People to Pasadena

Over 2,700 patients, family members, caregivers, healthcare professionals, researchers, biopharmaceutical and diagnostic company representatives, and gluten-free foodies attended the Celiac Disease Foundation’s National Conference & Gluten-Free EXPO on May 5 & 6, 2018. Hosted annually at the Pasadena Convention Center, the Celiac Disease Foundation National Conference & Gluten-Free EXPO is the leading national event for […]