The only treatment for celiac disease is strict adherence to a gluten-free diet and, in an ideal world, compliance with this treatment would reverse all symptoms and physical attributes of the disease (i.e. damage to the small intestine). Unfortunately, that is not always the case; many patients continue to experience a wide range of symptoms […]
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Check out this slideshow, featuring Dr. Alessio Fasano, about celiac disease’s millennia-long rise to prominence. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of Dr. Fasano and his colleagues, celiac disease is now known to have a global footprint.
Researchers and clinicians are continually evaluating diagnostic options to better identify those who live with celiac disease, and improve overall health and quality of life.
It is well known that adults older than 65 are at substantially increased risk for pneumonia, but a study out of the United Kingdom suggests that younger celiac disease patients are at greater risk as well. The study, published last year in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, compared rates of pneumonia infection for patients under 65 […]
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 […]