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The Lancet on Celiac Disease

On these very pages, the Celiac Disease Foundation has sought to bring you the most up-to-date information about medical research and studies in the areas of celiac disease prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, and comorbidity. In a comprehensive seminar shared with you here in both article and podcast form, co-authored by CDF Research Committee member, Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, […]

Assessing the Claims of Dietary Supplements

Maintaining a strict gluten-free diet, currently the only treatment available for patients with celiac disease, can be difficult and burdensome. It should come as no surprise, then, that patients are eager to investigate alternative treatments that might provide symptom relief, or ease the need for rigid adherence to a gluten-free diet. Enter the dietary supplement […]

iCureCeliac® Reports 16 Month Progress

iCureCeliac® is the only public celiac disease patient registry designed to help researchers better understand, and ultimately cure, celiac disease and non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity. iCureCeliac® allows patients to contribute medical information and their experiences living with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity to advance life-changing initiatives in research, education, and advocacy. Your participation in iCureCeliac® will help […]

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 […]