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Olmesartan Blood Pressure Medicine Linked to Celiac Disease Type Villous Atrophy

I just received an email from the Celiac Disease Research Center at Columbia University regarding a study showing a possible association between a blood pressure medication and villous atrophy. The blood pressure medication is called olmesartan and it is also known as Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor, and Olmetec. According to this article, the three-year study was conducted by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, ...

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Alaska Passes Celiac Awareness Month Resolution

It is wonderful to see individual states supporting celiac disease awareness. This April, Alaska became the latest to pass a resolution recognizing May as Celiac Awareness Month. Governor Sean Parnell and Senator Cathy Giessel are applauded for their efforts to advance celiac disease awareness.  (Juneau) – A resolution to proclaim May 2012 as Celiac Disease Awareness Month, SCR 16, was ...

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Chevys Fresh Mex Launches Gluten-free Menu

[We have been informed Chevys no longer offers a gluten-free menu. 1/1/2017] The chain is the third to introduce gluten-free items this month   Chevys Fresh Mex this week became the latest restaurant chain to launch a gluten-free menu in its company-owned locations. Chevys’ launch follows the debut earlier this month of Domino’s Pizza’s new gluten-free crust and Chuck E. ...

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Domino’s: Gluten-Free Pizza Not Safe For People With Celiacs

(Editor’s Note: A follow up on Domino’s Pizza Offers Gluten-Free Pizza…Sort Of) 5/8/2012 9:29 PM ET  (RTTNews) – Domino’s new gluten-free pizza should not be eaten by people with Celiac disease, the company said in a statement. Apparently, the first gluten-free pizza being offered by national pizza chain is designed for people with gluten sensitivity, as opposed to those with ...

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38th Annual Gluten-free Health and Wellness Experience in Seattle June 16th, 2012

The Gluten Intolerance Group is having their Gluten-Free Health and Wellness Experience at the DoubleTree Hotel in Seattle on June 16th.  The Experience combines expert speakers, gluten-free exhibitors, free health screenings and more to help attendees learn how to live a healthy, balanced gluten-free life. Registration starts at $15 per person and includes admission to all of the events. Topics for the day cover ...

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Family Members of Persons with Celiac Disease Wanted for Research Study (STUDY IS CLOSED)

(Editor’s Note: This study is closed.) I just learned of a new study being conducted by The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts to better understand the attitudes and beliefs of family members of persons with celiac disease. More information on the study and how you can get involved follows:  Celiac disease occurs in ...

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BioLineRx Announces Publication of Pre-clinical Results Demonstrating Efficacy of BL-7010, an Oral Treatment for Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Just last week BioLineRx, a biopharmaceutical development company announced successful pre-clinical testing of a potentially revolutionary treatment for celiac disease.  This new treatment may help celiac disease patients reduce their gluten toxins to create an overall healthy body for all celiac disease patients. Jerusalem, Israel – February 21, 2012 – BioLineRx (NASDAQ: BLRX; TASE: BLRX), a biopharmaceutical development company, announced ...

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Gluten in Medications: FDA Wants to Hear from You!

The FDA opened a 90 day comment period on gluten in medications. One of the things we learned from 1 in 133 is that when we make it clear how many people care about gluten labeling, movement happens.  Let’s give the message that we feel this is important! Gluten in Medications: We know that most packaged foods on the grocery ...

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