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, […]
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® 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Researchers and clinicians are continually evaluating diagnostic options to better identify those who live with celiac disease, and improve overall health and quality of life.
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 […]
The CDF Clinical Trial Finder will make it easier for patients with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity to enroll in clinical trials, enabling patients to better engage with medical research and accelerate development of drugs and treatments.
A very commonly and hotly discussed topic in the celiac disease community is the determination of whom to screen for the disease and when. It is widely understood that celiac disease is under-diagnosed, especially since some individuals remain without symptoms for a long period of time. Blanket screening, however, seems inefficient; so where is the […]