Clostridium difficile (C.diff) is a widely prevalent bacterium that causes abdominal cramping and diarrhea in affected individuals. In the United States, close to half a million people contract C.diff infection each year, and approximately 1.5% of those infected die as a direct result of the bacterium. Infection rates are highest in the elderly and in […]
Accelerating diagnosis, treatments, and a cure for celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity through research, education, and advocacy.
Party City, one of the nation’s largest party supply stores, has pulled from the air and apologized for a television ad that mocks and shames individuals who eat gluten-free. The ad is clearly insensitive to the millions of Americans who must adhere to a gluten-free diet because they suffer from either celiac disease or non-celiac […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]