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National Health Council Conference Focuses on Good Practices for Patient Engagement in Research

The pharmaceutical industry, the Food and Drug Administration, and disease advocacy organizations like Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) are all seeking meaningful patient engagement in the drug research and development process. There is considerable evidence that when patients are active participants in disease research, the drug development process is not only more cost and time efficient, […]

Arsenic in the Gluten-Free Diet: Are You At Risk?

Rice has been found to contain varying amounts of arsenic. Rice plants absorb arsenic from flooded paddy soils, but the amount and type of arsenic depends on many factors, such as the type of rice, the way the rice is grown, and the way it is processed. Rice soaks up arsenic more easily and at higher […]

Medication Use Associated with Persistent Villous Atrophy

The only treatment for celiac disease is strict adherence to a gluten-free diet and, in an ideal world, compliance with this treatment would reverse all symptoms and physical attributes of the disease (i.e. damage to the small intestine). Unfortunately, that is not always the case; many patients continue to experience a wide range of symptoms […]

Study Finds A Gluten-Free Diet in Adults Without Celiac Disease May Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

A research study published in British Medical Journal concluded that long-term gluten consumption is not associated with risk of coronary heart disease, but rather, a lack of gluten in the diet may affect cardiovascular risk. The study, co-authored by Celiac Disease Foundation Research Committee member, Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, and Celiac Disease Foundation Medical Advisory Board […]

Link Found Between Celiac Disease and Anorexia Nervosa

A group of researchers recently published an article in the journal, Pediatrics, detailing the results of a nationwide study conducted in Sweden to examine the link between celiac disease and anorexia nervosa. Over the years, a relationship between the two diseases has been suggested, but analysis has been limited to case reports.

Study Finds Potential Link Between Reovirus and Celiac Disease

A research study published in the journal, Science, may have established a link between reovirus and celiac disease. Although reovirus is considered a common and often harmless virus, the study, co-authored by CDF Medical Advisory Board member, Stefano Guandalini, MD, and CDF Research Committee member, Sonia Kupfer, MD, determined that the reovirus, T1L, in some […]