Currently, the only effective treatment for celiac disease is a strict, gluten-free diet for life. Studies have shown that patients who take their diet very seriously not only reduce their risk of long-term health complications, including cancers and bone deterioration, but also tend to be free from stomach and intestinal discomfort. We know that there […]
Lately, it seems as though gluten is being blamed for a vast host of ailments – everything from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to attention-deficit disorder – with an ever increasing number of people seeking relief through a gluten-free diet. While this strict regimen is absolutely critical for people with a confirmed diagnosis of celiac disease, […]
The Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and the Celiac Research Program at Harvard Medical School, recently launched the Celiac Disease Genomic Environmental Microbiome and Metabolomic Study (CDGEMM) to understand the role that our genes, our gut microbiome, and environmental factors play in the development of celiac disease. 200 babies […]
It is well known that adults older than 65 are at substantially increased risk for pneumonia, but a study out of the United Kingdom suggests that younger celiac disease patients are at greater risk as well. The study, published last year in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, compared rates of pneumonia infection for patients under 65 […]
Thank you to our more than 1,000 iCureCeliac participants for your amazing commitment to help researchers advance treatments and a cure for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. We want to hear your concerns about arsenic in your diet, and give you the opportunity to tell us what studies you think should be done.
The U.S Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) will be researching and posting a final recommendation statement regarding screening for celiac disease. This screening recommendation will provide information that is “valid, reliable, and useful to health professionals, patients and family members.” Prior to beginning the comprehensive research process, the USPSTF will be posting their draft research […]