In the United States, an estimated three million Americans suffer from celiac disease. Due to lack of information about celiac disease manifestation, roughly 83% of Americans who experience symptoms go undiagnosed, and as a result, are not aware of the damage to their intestinal lining. There are also those who have the disease but show […]
Celiac Disease Foundation drives diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease through advocacy, education and advancing research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by gluten-related disorders
The CDF Gluten-Free EXPO was the largest yet! Nearly 3000 attendees sampled the best Los Angeles has to offer on May 2nd and 3rd. Life in LA sent their reporter to check out the exciting
On behalf of our patient community, CDF has either directly invested or fought to secure investments in diagnostics, research, and treatment for celiac disease. We have always known that this was a serious disease with broad and often devastating impacts if left undiagnosed and/or untreated. Our 25 years of hard work continues to yield returns. […]
On May 11, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will conduct a public meeting on Functional GI Disorders Patient-Focused Drug Development. Celiac Disease Foundation was requested by the FDA to provide commentary about the impact of celiac disease on patients’ daily lives, the types of treatment benefit that matter most to patients, and patients’ […]
Considering the rising number of cases of celiac disease, and its extremely detrimental effects on childhood development, leading to malabsorption and failure to thrive, it is becoming more necessary to find a means to properly diagnose young children.
Newly diagnosed patients with celiac disease were found to be at risk of metabolic syndrome and hepatic steatosis upon adopting a gluten-free diet. An in-depth nutritional assessment is recommended at diagnosis and during follow-up.