To cure celiac disease we must fundamentally shift how celiac disease research is conceptualized and conducted. Why? Because the current research paradigm for celiac disease, one that has existed for four decades, has not delivered a cure. Not only has it not delivered a cure, celiac disease research has produced only a single approved treatment […]
Researchers have confirmed physical evidence of immune system activation and intestinal damage when wheat is consumed by some individuals without celiac disease and wheat allergy. For decades, but more so in recent years as awareness of celiac disease and the gluten-free diet has grown, patients have presented with severe abdominal issues, neurological complications, and other symptoms […]
There is no question that the popularity of “going gluten-free” has risen sharply in recent years. The question is, does a gluten-free diet (GFD) pose a true benefit to those without a diagnosis of celiac disease, or is it doing more harm than good? Norelle Reilly, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist at Columbia University, recently sought to […]
In her recent article in the University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center newsletter, “Impact,” Dr. Carol Semrad seeks to clarify the important steps needed to accurately diagnose celiac disease. Traditionally, celiac disease has been diagnosed by duodenal (small bowel) biopsy, however, there are a number of different ailments and conditions that can lead to small […]
Partners and loved ones can find it very challenging to be responsible for the care of someone with a chronic disease. A recent study at Columbia University looked at just how stressful caregiving for a celiac disease patient can be. Specifically, the study found that the more severe a patient’s symptoms, the more burden felt […]
It is common for those with celiac disease to turn to over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription loperamide (brand name: Imodium) for short-term treatment of diarrhea. The FDA has recently issued a warning that overuse of this medication can lead to serious cardiac issues, and even death. Users of loperamide are encouraged to adhere to recommended dosages […]
With more than 1,200 participants registered in its first four months, iCureCeliac™ is shaping the type of research that is most important to you – the patient. We are pleased to present a few initial findings.
It is a commonly held belief that, in America, celiac disease occurs most frequently in women of Caucasian descent. A recent study, led CDF Research Committee member Benjamin Lebwohl of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, sought to examine that assertion, and turned up some unexpected information about the ethnic distribution of this widespread […]
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Until there is a cure, patients who develop and are diagnosed with celiac disease as children will have to manage their disease for the rest of their lives. We all know how difficult the transition to adulthood can be for otherwise healthy children. For children with a chronic disorder that is self-managed through lifelong nutrition […]