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Register Now for PCORI Annual Meeting Webcast


The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) holds its Annual Meeting October 6-8, 2015, bringing together members of the PCORI community, including Celiac Disease Foundation as a member of the PCORI Community Engaged Network for All (CENA) Patient-Powered Research Network. The two-and-a-half-day conference will update stakeholder communities on the highlights of the PCORI research portfolio, including […]

Celiac Disease and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease


A common symptom of patients with undiagnosed celiac disease (CeD) is nutrient deficiency. When CeD patients consume gluten, it triggers the immune system to attack the microvilli of the small intestine, causing them to flatten and lose function. Microvilli are hair-like structures that assist with the absorption of vital nutrients and vitamins needed to lead […]

A GREAT Day for Celiac Disease


Celiac Disease Foundation is proud to have been a funder and to participate on the Steering Committee for the FDA Gastroenterology Regulatory Endpoints and Advancement of Therapeutics (GREAT3) workshop. Conceived by Dr. Sonia Kupfer of the University of Chicago and CDF Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Daniel Leffler of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, GREAT3 […]

ICDS 2015 Highlights


The 16th International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS 2015) was held June 21-23, 2015, in Prague, Czech Republic. The largest international gathering of physicians, dietitians, researchers, and academics in the field of celiac disease, ICDS 2015 included scientific, clinical and patient forums focusing on the latest developments. REPRESENTING YOU To ensure that your voice and the […]

Probiotics, Your Friend or Foe?


Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when taken as a supplement, can help establish a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut. For many, the word bacteria often carries a negative connotation; however, bacteria play a crucial role in maintaining normal GI function and protecting the body from infection. Although there is no evidence-based research to […]

Promising Results for Celiac Disease Pipeline Drug


Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune condition triggered by gluten that causes the body’s immune system to attack itself, damaging the small intestine. A wide range of symptoms can occur in different individuals, including but not limited to: unexplained iron-deficiency anemia, fatigue, bone or joint pain, arthritis, seizures or migraines, abdominal bloating and pain, and […]

Neuropathy Linked to Celiac Disease


A member of CDF’s Medical Advisory Board, Peter Green, MD, recently studied the relationship between celiac disease (CD) and neuropathy, along with the expert knowledge of doctors Thawani, Brannagan, Lebwohl, and Ludviggson. Neuropathy is a condition that weakens nerve cells and inhibits normal nerve function. Our nerves are used for communicating with the brain and […]

CDF Attends 2015 Digestive Disease Week


Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers, and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and gastrointestinal surgery. Held on May 16-19 in Washington D.C., the meeting showcased new breakthroughs in celiac disease and gluten sensitivity research. Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) Chief Executive Officer, Marilyn G. Geller, attended to […]