The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has posted its research plan for the screening of the U.S. population for celiac disease. The research plan is designed to answer seven key questions about screening. These questions are: What is the effectiveness of screening versus not screening for celiac disease in asymptomatic adults, adolescents, or […]
Accelerating diagnosis, treatments, and a cure for celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity through research, education, and advocacy.
Celiac disease remains one of the most common autoimmune diseases, affecting approximately 1% of the population in the United States. Celiac disease is genetic; having a first degree relative with it means you are about ten times more likely to develop the disease. However, almost one third of the U.S. population has the genetic components […]
On a daily basis, Jess Madden experiences two sides of medicine. As a neonatologist with celiac disease, she has the dual identity of being both a doctor and a patient. At work, she cares for the smallest and newest patients. In her personal life she becomes the patient as she manages celiac disease, an experience […]
On August 5th, 2013, the FDA issued its final ruling on the label “gluten-free” and when it could be applied to packaged foods under the FDA’s purview. The compliance date for this ruling, August 5th, 2014, has come and gone, and two studies have been published that investigated the level of gluten in foods labeled […]
In the battle of physician versus maladaptive protein, physician perseveres and recharges through pursuits befitting his Italian heritage. Gluten-Free by the Numbers In 1996 gluten-free foods were a $100 million business. In 2012, gluten-free foods grew to a $4.2 billion industry. 27 million people consume gluten-free foods to lose weight. 9 million go gluten-free because of Gastro-intestinal symptoms. 7 million claim going gluten-free helps clear their headaches and foggy mind. […]
Currently, the primary treatment for celiac disease (CD) is a strict and lifelong gluten-free diet, which can saddle patients with heavy financial and social burdens. On top of this, many patients continue to get exposed to gluten accidentally, preventing their intestines from healing properly. Other forms of treatment, such as Alvine Pharmaceutical’s ALV003, are being […]