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Screening for Celiac Disease: An Update

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has posted its research plan for the screening of the U.S. population for celiac disease. The research plan is designed to answer seven key questions about screening. These questions are:   What is the effectiveness of screening versus not screening for celiac disease in asymptomatic adults, adolescents, or […]

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 […]

Gluten-Free Labeling Compliance

On August 5th, 2013, the FDA issued its final ruling on the label “gluten-free” and when it could be applied to packaged foods under the FDA’s purview. The compliance date for this ruling, August 5th, 2014, has come and gone, and two studies have been published that investigated the level of gluten in foods labeled […]

CDF Medical Advisory Board Member Dr. Alessio Fasano Featured on Robb Report

In the battle of physician versus maladaptive protein, physician perseveres and recharges through pursuits befitting his Italian heritage. Gluten-Free by the Numbers In 1996 gluten-free foods were a $100 million business. In 2012, gluten-free foods grew to a $4.2 billion industry. 27 million people consume gluten-free foods to lose weight. 9 million go gluten-free because of Gastro-intestinal symptoms. 7 million claim going gluten-free helps clear their headaches and foggy mind. […]

Hookworm Infection a Possible Defense Against Celiac Patients’ Response to Gluten

Currently, the primary treatment for celiac disease (CD) is a strict and lifelong gluten-free diet, which can saddle patients with heavy financial and social burdens. On top of this, many patients continue to get exposed to gluten accidentally, preventing their intestines from healing properly. Other forms of treatment, such as Alvine Pharmaceutical’s ALV003, are being […]

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 […]

How Celiac Disease Affects Pregnancy

In the past, celiac disease (CD) was thought of as a children’s malabsorptive disease, but CD patients can experience many non-gastrointestinal symptoms, and a recent paper from Italy attempted to review how CD can affect the reproductive health of women.