Tag Archives: Celiac Disease

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 […]

Marilyn’s Message March 2018

Marilyn Geller

TO NETFLIX AND MARVEL: In a recent episode of the Netflix series, “Jessica Jones,” celiac disease was, yet again, trivialized. Saying that celiac disease “doesn’t matter” is cruel and insensitive to the tens of millions of people around the world to whom it matters a great deal. It matters because celiac disease is a serious, genetic […]

The Celiac Disease Foundation Submits Comment to FDA on Draft Guidance Regarding Gluten in Medications

On December 12, 2017, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidance to drug manufacturers to voluntarily label medications that do not contain gluten with the following statement: “Contains no ingredient made from a gluten-containing grain (wheat, barley, or rye).” The FDA granted a 60 day period to submit comments and suggestions regarding this draft […]

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 […]

iCureCeliac® Reports Two Year Progress

Launched in February 2016, iCureCeliac® is a free online portal for patients, or their caregivers, to provide critical insights into life with celiac disease and gluten/wheat sensitivity. Anonymized questionnaire data, completed by iCureCeliac® participants under informed consent, are made available to researchers and governmental policy analysts to advance life-changing initiatives. Your participation will help create better diagnostic tools and treatments […]

Marilyn’s Message January 2018

Marilyn Geller

“Fail faster” is a saying in drug research. In 2014, the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development estimated that the average cost of bringing a new drug through the development pipeline and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process to market is $2.6 billion. More than 90 percent of all drugs being developed […]

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 […]

How More Participation in Drug Trials Can Create Medical Breakthroughs, As Featured in USA Today

The Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) works tirelessly year-round to advance research toward treatments and a cure. Access to patient data is necessary to better target treatments for those with celiac disease. In CDF’s recent article featured in the December 2017 issue of Media Planet’s Digestive Health campaign of USA Today, titled “How More Participation in […]