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20 Things You Might Not Know About Celiac Disease

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Celiac disease is a chronic autoimmune disease, which means that you cannot “grow out” of it. 1 in 100 people worldwide have celiac disease. Celiac disease affects an estimated three million Americans. 80% of Americans with celiac disease are not diagnosed and are needlessly suffering. People with a first degree relative with celiac disease have a […]

Finding A Cure For Celiac Disease

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To cure celiac disease we must fundamentally shift how celiac disease research is conceptualized and conducted. Why? Because the current research paradigm for celiac disease, one that has existed for four decades, has not delivered a cure. Not only has it not delivered a cure, celiac disease research has produced only a single approved treatment […]

8 Things You Should Know About the Gluten-Free Diet

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It wasn’t that long ago that the gluten-free diet was popular or even recognized by most. There were very few options available, and even fewer that were appetizing. Today, the gluten-free lifestyle is all the rage – there are hundreds of blogs, recipe pages, and websites dedicated to living happily gluten-free. The gluten-free scene has […]

Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity is Official

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Researchers have confirmed physical evidence of immune system activation and intestinal damage when wheat is consumed by some individuals without celiac disease and wheat allergy.  For decades, but more so in recent years as awareness of celiac disease and the gluten-free diet has grown, patients have presented with severe abdominal issues, neurological complications, and other symptoms […]

To Gluten-Free Diet or Not to Gluten-Free Diet?

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There is no question that the popularity of “going gluten-free” has risen sharply in recent years. The question is, does a gluten-free diet (GFD) pose a true benefit to those without a diagnosis of celiac disease, or is it doing more harm than good? Norelle Reilly, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist at Columbia University, recently sought to […]

Abnormal Biopsy Alone Does Not Diagnose Celiac Disease

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In her recent article in the University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center newsletter, “Impact,” Dr. Carol Semrad seeks to clarify the important steps needed to accurately diagnose celiac disease. Traditionally, celiac disease has been diagnosed by duodenal (small bowel) biopsy, however, there are a number of different ailments and conditions that can lead to small […]

Adolescents Wanted for Celiac Disease Study

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Do you know an adolescent with celiac disease? The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is currently conducting a research study for teenagers with celiac disease and their parents, to better understand the feelings and coping skills of adolescent patients with celiac disease and how this affects their adherence to a gluten-free diet later in […]

Dr. Shayna Coburn to Speak at CDF Arizona Chapter Medical Night

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Celiac Disease Foundation is proud to have Dr. Shayna Coburn, PhD, as the featured speaker at the CDF Arizona Chapter Medical Night on September 21, 2016. Dr. Coburn was also a featured speaker at CDF’s National Conference on April 30, 2016 where she spoke about the psychological impact of celiac disease. Dr. Shayna Skelley Coburn is […]

Trends in Gluten-Free Nutrition: 2016 Conference Recap

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At Celiac Disease Foundation’s National Conference on April 30, 2016, the “Dine with the Dietitians” session provided simplified guidelines for the gluten-free diet for those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Janelle Smith, CDF’s Registered Dietitian, shared a panel with Emily Luxford, RD, Celiac Disease Foundation Board of Directors, Scott Mandell, CEO of Enjoy Life […]