In a new study, researchers from Columbia University Medical Center have found that a significant subset of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome has gastrointestinal symptoms and blood markers associated with non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS). Extreme fatigue that does not improve with rest is the defining symptom of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly known as chronic fatigue […]
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 […]
Researchers recently screened stored serum samples of over 6,000 individuals who participated in a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III: 1988-1992). Each sample was tested for IgA anti-tTG and IgA endomysial antibodies, with the intention of determining whether a positive test correlated with increased risk of mortality in those age 50 and older. […]
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?
Whether you’re asking for yourself, a loved one or for a friend, here are the answers to the most common questions that come up after a diagnosis of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
This month’s Delight Hero, Marilyn Geller has used her public health advocacy and software expertise to lead the way in celiac advocacy, research and education. As a mother to a son with celiac disease, this advocacy has become her lifelong mission.
September 30, 2015 Washington, DC – Representatives Tim Ryan (OH-13) and Nita Lowey (NY-17) introduce the Gluten in Medicine Identification Act, which makes it easier to identify gluten in pharmaceutical products. This legislation requires drugs intended for humans use labels contain a statement identifying the source of any ingredient constituting or derived from a grain […]
In 2013, Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) introduced legislation that would apply gluten labeling requirements on all medications, both prescription and over-the-counter. We strongly endorsed this legislation when it was first introduced in 2013, but it never made it to a vote. This year, we pledge to re-double our efforts, along with other celiac disease organizations, […]
At the International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS), celiac practitioners, researchers, patients, and leaders from around the world come together to share their collective knowledge and experience, and to propel forward the practices of treating and preventing gluten-related disorders. This is the one place to go to find the world’s experts in celiac disease, as they […]