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The Relationship Between Child Mortality Rates and the Prevalence of Celiac Disease

In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the number of people diagnosed with celiac disease around the world. This pattern suggests that a greater percentage of the population is afflicted than was previously believed. Meanwhile, the rate of child mortality has been decreasing. This is particularly obvious in developing countries where mortality […]

Early Age Infections and the Onset of Celiac Disease

Using data gathered on children born in Bavaria, Germany between the years 2005-2007, researchers sought to make a connection between gastrointestinal or respiratory infections and the development of celiac disease. In each case, medical records were reviewed for treated infections up to age two, and then for any subsequent diagnosis of celiac disease. The study […]

New Testing Option for Possible Celiac Disease Sufferers

The current standard for a celiac disease diagnosis is a positive blood test for specific antibodies, followed by a biopsy of the intestine that reveals damage to the villi (villous atrophy). These tests are certainly invasive and unpleasant, but more than that, they are useless in cases where a patient is already following a gluten-free […]

ImmusanT Finds Celiac Disease Might Be Diagnosed With A Single Gluten Challenge

ImmusanT, a clinical-stage company developing Nexvax2®, a therapeutic vaccine intended to protect against the effects of gluten exposure while maintaining a gluten-free diet, presented data at the 2017 International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS) in Delhi, India for a potential blood test that could detect celiac disease with a single gluten challenge. This blood test could also […]

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 […]