Celiac disease

University of Maryland Gets Record $45M Donation for Celiac Research

Holy donations!  Congratulations to Dr. Alessio Fasano and the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland Medical Center on receiving a $45 million private donation from the family of a grateful patient.  The donation marks the largest single gift ever given to the university system and will be used to expand the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research and ...

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Celiac Disease Q & A: Common Nutrition and Celiac Disease Questions

The following questions and answers were developed by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School: Q. What is it like for a person you see who is newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease? A. The gluten-free diet requires more preparation, taking food with you when you travel, making sure that you are safe in dining-out situations or when ...

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MEDICAL RESEARCH: Vitamin D Deficiency is Associated with Insulin Resistance and ß cell Dysfunction

  Editor’s note: In the following medical research study, healthy participants were enrolled to examine the effects of vitamin D on insulin production and use in the body. This research shows that: 1) Vitamin D plays an important role in insulin sensitivity in the body, and deficiency of vitamin D hampers production of insulin hormone by beta cells in the pancreas. ...

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Correcting Potassium Deficiency in Celiac Disease with a Gluten Free Diet

Potassium is a mineral that is easily absorbed by the digestive tract. This micronutrient is essential for life because of the vital functions it performs in our bodies. Normal nerve conduction, muscle contraction, fluid balance, acid-alkali balance, blood pressure regulation, digestion, protein production, and metabolism require the action of potassium. For example, in metabolism potassium is required for the movement ...

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University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center Annual Free Screening October 9th

The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is holding its annual free blood screening for celiac disease on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Celiac is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. A gluten-free diet is the only treatment.  But most people with celiac don’t know it, and a child will visit an ...

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Copper Malabsorption in Untreated Celiac Disease Common

  Editor’s note:   In this study, researchers investigating the absorption of copper in untreated patients who had damage to their duodenum found anemia in 3 out of 10 of these patients that was due to copper deficiency.  They gave all the study subjects a solution of copper to drink that was equal to a daily dose then tested their ...

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NFCA Webinar October 7 – “Veggies & Beyond: Why Celiacs Need a Nutritionally Dense Diet”

This just in from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness… Whether you’re a dietitian ready for new information or a celiac in need of quality gluten-free tips, this Webinar will put you in the know! “Veggies & Beyond: Why Celiacs Need a Nutritionally Dense Diet” Thursday, October 7 at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific Time Join NFCA as GREAT Dietitian ...

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National Celiac Disease Awareness Day in the United States: September 13

  Today is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day in the United States. From the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness website: September 13 has been dubbed “National Celiac Disease Awareness Day” in honor of the doctor who identified a link between celiac disease and diet. Dr. Samuel Gee, a leader in celiac disease research, was born on Sept. 13, 1839. A Senate resolution calling for the ...

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Easy Bruising Due to Vitamin K Deficiency in Celiac Disease

Do you know someone who bruises easily? Do the marks develop into dark bluish swellings that hurt and take a long time to go away? If you have celiac disease, perhaps you had this problem before starting the gluten-free diet. Easy bruising is a type of ecchymosis, or superficial bleeding under the skin or mucous membrane, common in untreated celiacs ...

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