Currently, the only effective treatment for celiac disease is a strict, gluten-free diet for life. Studies have shown that patients who take their diet very seriously not only reduce their risk of long-term health complications, including cancers and bone deterioration, but also tend to be free from stomach and intestinal discomfort. We know that there […]
The Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) was featured in a recent article in Media Planet’s USA Today’s Digestive Health campaign, distributed within the December issue of USA Today. This campaign focuses on the future of personal health. CDF’s article, “How to Maintain a Gluten-Free Diet With Celiac Disease,” discusses the transition to a gluten-free diet and […]
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA), on December 12, 2017, issued guidance to drug manufacturers to voluntarily label medications with a statement indicating that gluten-containing ingredients were not used to make the product, when such a statement is true. The Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) has been at the forefront of the fight to clearly label […]
ImmusanT, a clinical-stage company developing Nexvax2®, a therapeutic vaccine intended to protect against the effects of gluten exposure while maintaining a gluten-free diet, presented data at the 2017 International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS) in Delhi, India for a potential blood test that could detect celiac disease with a single gluten challenge. This blood test could also […]
“A June 15 directive by the Vatican regarding the use of gluten-free communion hosts¹ has received considerable attention in the media. For example, a July 10 article in the New York Times was titled “Vatican Refuses to Go Gluten-Free at Communion.” The news coverage has generated some concern in the celiac disease community. It should […]
Celiac Disease Foundation is excited to host our 2nd Annual New York 5K Turkey Trot run/walk on Saturday, November 4, 2017, in Oyster Bay, NY. This year’s 5K event will again take place at Theodore Roosevelt Park.
In recent years, the gluten-free diet has become more of a fad than a medical necessity. Gluten-free products and bakeries are popping up across the country, and approximately one third of the U.S. population is trying to cut down on gluten consumption. But the fact that the gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac […]
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 […]
Life-Changing Opportunity for Individuals with Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten/Wheat Sensitivity in Pasadena, CA June 3 & 4, 2017 LOS ANGELES, CA – May 3, 2017 – Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), the leading national organization improving the quality of life for all people affected by celiac disease and non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity, today announces that over […]
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.