A new study suggests a protein produced by the Epstein-Barr virus can increase the risk of developing celiac disease and six other autoimmune diseases. A group of researchers from Cincinnati, Ohio developed an algorithm to investigate possible links between DNA-binding proteins, called transcription factors, and disease loci in the human genome. A disease locus is […]
No one likes invasive medical procedures; doctors and researchers are always on the lookout for ways to diagnose celiac disease that avoid intestinal biopsy. This is especially true when it comes to babies and children. A recent study conducted in Spain and published in Revista Espanola De Enfermedades Digestivas evaluated the accuracy of a point-of-care […]
In the August 15, 2017 issue of the esteemed Journal of the American Medical Association, a spotlight was cast on celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, with a comprehensive review of the current state of diagnostics, treatment, and prognosis. Celiac disease affects approximately 1% of the population worldwide. It is not yet exactly understood why […]
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 […]
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 […]
23andMe has been approved by the FDA to offer direct-to-consumer genetic screening for a number of diseases, including celiac disease. Consumers are strongly cautioned to consult their physician
Meet Janelle Smith, UCLA-educated Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and member of CDF’s Allied Health Committee. Janelle specializes in gastrointestinal symptom management through appropriate nutrition and food choices, helping you adapt to living on a gluten-free diet.
The considerable overlap between celiac disease and type 1 diabetes (T1D) is well known; the same can be said of celiac disease and autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD). The question remains, do individuals (notably, children) with celiac disease need to be routinely screened for development of these other conditions?
Are you still learning the ins and outs of celiac disease? Do you feel overwhelmed with all of the information? Celiac Disease Foundation has the perfect resource for you. Our Celiac Disease Fast Facts include important truths and details about living with celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. The CDF Fast Facts discusses how to […]
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 […]