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 […]
A group of researchers recently published an article in the journal, Pediatrics, detailing the results of a nationwide study conducted in Sweden to examine the link between celiac disease and anorexia nervosa. Over the years, a relationship between the two diseases has been suggested, but analysis has been limited to case reports.
For decades, Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) has advocated for more widespread diagnostic testing for symptomatic celiac disease patients and their first-degree family members (parent, child, sibling) to ease much of the needless suffering caused by the disease.
A research study published in the journal, Science, may have established a link between reovirus and celiac disease. Although reovirus is considered a common and often harmless virus, the study, co-authored by CDF Medical Advisory Board member, Stefano Guandalini, MD, and CDF Research Committee member, Sonia Kupfer, MD, determined that the reovirus, T1L, in some […]