Celiac Disease

  1. FDA Issues an Official Food Labeling Definition for "Gluten-Free"

    Today marks a significant milestone for the 3 million people in the United States with celiac disease and/or gluten sensitivity – the FDA has finally issued a ruling that specifically defines what “gluten-free” on a food label means. ...

  2. New Guidelines for Screening and Testing for Celiac DIsease

    The American College of Gastroenterology has issued new guidelines for screening and testing for Celiac Disease.  The hope is that these guidelines may lead to earlier and more definitive diagnosis of CD.  Below are some of the highlights of the ne ...

  3. Is "Gluten-Free" Food Really Gluten-Free?

    If you have been recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease, the previously ho-hum task of eating can suddenly feel like a dangerous undertaking.  For many people recently diagnosed with CD or gluten-sensitivity, those first few post-diagnosis meals wi ...

  4. Which tests are currently being used to screen for celiac disease?

    The gold standard for medical diagnosis (and for health insurance purposes) is the following blood antibody test panel  and intestinal biopsy.  ...

  5. General References on Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity

    The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed  By Jules E. Dowler Shepard. December 2008. ...

  6. Parenting a Child with Celiac Disease or Non-Celiac Gluten-Sensitivity

    You’ve just been told by a healthcare professional that your child has celiac disease (CD) and should be following a gluten-free diet or you have made the choice yourself to have your children be gluten-free; either way it’s a lifestyle change.  Li ...

  7. Why is gluten causing so much trouble?

    While there is no uniform consensus on whether the incidence of gluten-related health problems is on the rise, advances in screening and testing methods, coupled with a growing public awareness of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, have bro ...

  8. Celiac Disease vs Gluten Sensitivity

    What’s the difference between having celiac disease and being sensitive to gluten? ...

  9. Increased Risk of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) in Celiac Patients

    People with celiac disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from heart disease as anyone else even if they don’t have traditional risk factors like obesity or high  blood pressure. ...

  10. Update on the Gluten Levels of Wheat

    Comments from the International Celiac Disease Symposium in Chicago, attended by 1500 scientists, doctors, dietitians and others from over 30 countries. ...