Celiac Disease Researcher, Dr. Alessio Fasano of MassGeneral Hospital Recognized for his Scientific Achievements by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

At a ceremony on June 27th in Rome, Dr. Alessio Fasano, world–renowned celiac/gluten-sensitivity researcher, was honored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. He received the Italian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Award, one of Italy’s highest honors for scientific research. Dr. Fasano is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; associate chief […] read more

ImmusanT Discontinues Phase 2 Clinical Trial for Nexvax2 in Patients With Celiac Disease

Disappointing news that ImmusanT has discontinued the Phase 2 trial of Nexvax2, a vaccine therapy to treat celiac disease. The company will be “actively investigating data gathered from the trial to further understand this outcome”.   From the ImmusanT website: “CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – June 25, 2019 – ImmusanT, Inc., a clinical stage company leveraging its Epitope-Specific […] read more

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High fiber during pregnancy reduces risk of celiac disease in children, research finds

New research presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) has shown that high fiber intake during pregnancy is linked with a decreased risk of celiac disease in children.        News Release:  (Glasgow, 7 June, 2019) High fibre intake during pregnancy is linked with […] read more

Autoimmune diseases are related to each other, some more than others, per recent study

Sharing a Press Release from The Endocrine Society.    PRESS RELEASE The Endocrine Society March 24, 2019   Autoimmune diseases are related to each other, some more than others, study finds Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery Associate Director, Communications and Media Relations Phone: 202.971.3655 jgingery@endocrine.org Contact: Colleen Williams Manager, Public Relations Phone: 202.971.3611 cwilliams@endocrine.org   New Orleans, LA – […] read more

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Dining Gluten-Free in Puerto Rico!

Meet Paola … student … foodie … blogger! Below she shares her health journey leading up to a diagnosis of both gluten and lactose intolerance and also provides great tips for dining out in Puerto Rico! Hello, my name is Paola! I was born in Puerto Rico and still live here with my family and […] read more

On March 2nd, 2019, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Children not receiving proper follow-up care after initial diagnosis of celiac disease, according to research

  According to research published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology many children are not receiving proper follow-up care after initial diagnosis of celiac disease.  According to a recent article on www.healio.com (January 7, 2019) … “Although guidelines recommended dietitian education regarding a [gluten-free diet] and annual GI follow-up visits many may not be receiving appropriate treatment as 1 in […] read more

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Could Microbial Transglutaminase, A Common Food Additive, Cause & Trigger Celiac Disease

As researchers continue to study which environmental factors may contribute to the cause or trigger of celiac disease, a review in Frontiers in Pediatrics (Microbial Transglutaminase Is Immunogenic and Potentially Pathogenic in Pediatric Celiac Disease) reports that microbial transglutaminase, a common food additive, could possibly be both a cause and trigger, though more research is needed. Learn more […] read more

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Turkish schools to offer gluten-free meals

December 14, 2018 Meltem Özgenç – ANKARA Turkey’s Health Ministry and Education Ministry are set to cooperate for students who are gluten-intolerant, ordering schools across Turkey to offer gluten-free meals for pupils with the celiac disease. Students will be asked when applying to schools if they have gluten-intolerance. If they do, the school will be obligated to offer a gluten-free diet during lunches. School managements […] read more

On December 16th, 2018, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Garden Lites, Veggies Made Great! A Healthier Line of Gluten-Free Frozen Products

I find myself falling short of getting my daily recommended amounts of fruits and veggies (5-13 servings depending on age), how about you? Often I’m running out the door in the morning with a piece of toast in hand, and sometimes my teens are heading to school with same or dare I say, no breakfast […] read more

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Celiac and Cystic Fibrosis connection at the molecular level

Heidelberg, 30 November 2018 – Celiac disease is a severe autoimmune disorder of the intestine. It occurs when people develop sensitivity to gluten, a substance found in wheat, rye, and barley. An international research team from Italy and France has now uncovered a new molecular player in the development of gluten intolerance. Their discovery, published […] read more

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LifeScience explains how the celiac vaccine will work

In September (2018) ImmusanT announced first patient dosed in Phase 2 Trial of the Nexvax2 vaccine, the only disease-modifying  therapeutic candidate in clinical development for patients with celiac. LiveScience.com recently wrote an article describing how this vaccine works.  “An experimental “vaccine” for celiac disease is set to be tested in a new clinical trial to see if the treatment can […] read more

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ImmusanT Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Therapeutic Vaccine for Celiac Disease

From ImmusanT Press Release 20 October 2018 Cambridge, MA   “CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – October 30, 2018 – ImmusanT, Inc., a clinical stage company leveraging its Epitope-Specific Immuno-Therapy™ (ESIT™) platform to deliver first-in-class peptide-based immunomodulatory vaccine therapies to patients with autoimmune diseases, initiated enrollment in Australia and New Zealand for its Phase 2 RESET CeD study […] read more

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Your Resource for a Happy, Safe, Gluten-Free Halloween, 2018 (with updated GF Candy Lists)!

Your Resource for a Happy, Safe, Gluten-Free Halloween, 2018 (with updated GF Candy Lists)!

Whether planning to take your kids trick-or-treating, or host/attend a ghostly Halloween bash, check out our Resource Guide for lists of safe gluten-free candy (& also where you can donate leftovers!), craft ideas, as well as frightfully delightful recipes!  HAPPY GLUTEN-FREE HALLOWEEN!   Gluten-Free Candy Lists Celiac Kids Connection at Boston Children’s Hospital AllergicLiving.com  (allergen […] read more

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Popularity of Gluten-Free Diet viewed as a “Double-Edged Sword” by People with Celiac, according to Calgary Study

As many in the celiac/gluten-sensitive community know, the growth in the gluten-free industry has both positive and negative consequences. More gluten-free products are available and many restaurants and bakeries are offering gluten-free options. Great! Unfortunately, some of those gluten-free options are still unsafe for our community if strict cross-contamination policies are not in place and […] read more

On October 3rd, 2018, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by

Autoimmune Psoriatic Arthritis and Celiac Disease

Psoriatic arthritis, an auto-immune condition, occurs in people with psoriasis and can cause painful inflammation of the joints. According to several studies people with psoriatic arthritis are more likely to have celiac disease and may benefit from a gluten-free diet. In a recent article (9.25.18) featured on MedicalNewsToday.com titled “Is there a link between gluten and PsA” […] read more

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University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center’s latest Impact Newsletter, August 2018

Check out The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center’s latest newsletter featuring the following informative articles, among others:   Food Intolerance: An Overview Arsenic and the Gluten-Free Diet Read the newsletter HERE   read more

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Undiagnosed celiac disease tied to miscarriages and stillbirths

  (Reuters Health, Jun. 29, 2018, 4:34 PM) – Women with undiagnosed celiac disease may be more likely to have miscarriages or stillbirths than women who never get this diagnosis, a Danish study suggests. Once celiac disease is identified and treated with a gluten-free diet, however, women’s risks of pregnancy complications return to normal levels. […] read more

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High Prevalence of Celiac Disease among Patients with Iron-Deficiency Anemia

People with celiac disease often present with iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) at time of diagnosis. Researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the prevalence of celiac disease in patients with IDA and found that approximately 1 in 31 patients with IDA have histologic evidence of celiac disease, justifying the practice of testing for celiac […] read more

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New research identifies enzyme, possibly paving way for new treatments for celiac

Interesting research from Stanford University, California, on the switching on and off of Transglutaminase 2 (TG2). Researchers identified an enzyme that turns off TG2 which could lead to future treatments for celiac disease. (2.23.18) Stanford University study findings were published in American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ‘s Journal of Biological Chemistry (from article published […] read more

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Biena Chickpea Snacks: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kosher, Non-GMO, High Fiber & Protein

Poorvi Patodia, the founder and CEO of Boston-based Biena Foods, was on a mission when pregnant to satisfy her craving for healthy snacks and began experimenting with roasting chickpeas in her kitchen. When she finally succeeded in creating a light and crispy version without compromising the protein & fiber content found in whole chickpeas, she knew she had […] read more

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