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Celiac patients and their families also receive life-style counseling and dietary support to help them avoid foods containing gluten.
Center scientists are working to develop a cure and an alternative treatment to the gluten free diet. In addition, the Center is investigating possible links between celiac disease and other autoimmune diseases.
Information about children and celiac disease, including symptoms at different ages, what to tell your doctor, getting tested, and more.
Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disorder that affects the digestive process of the small intestine. When a person who has celiac disease consumes gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, the individual's immune system responds by attacking the small intestine and inhibiting the absorption of important nutrients into the body.
The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) was signed into law in August 2004 and became effective January 2006.
How to talk with your doctor about celiac disease, including recommended blood tests for celiac disease, misdiagnoses and more.
The Center for Celiac Research works to increase the awareness of celiac disease among health care professionals including primary and subspecialty physicians, nurses, dietitians, public and private health care providers, food regulatory agencies, legislators and the general population.
Article from Today's Dietitian quotes Maureen M. Leonard, MD, MMSc, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Center for Celiac Research and Treatment.
Article in Science News quotes Maureen M. Leonard, MD, MMSc, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Center for Celiac Research and Treatment.
Interview of Maureen M. Leonard, MD, MMSc, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Center for Celiac Research and Treatment.
The Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children celebrated a milestone Aug. 5, when new Food and Drug Administration standards for gluten-free labeling went into effect.
In this news segment with Dr. Mallika Marshall from WBZ-TV Boston, Dr. Alessio Fasano, joined by patient Sharone Jelden, talks about diagnosis and treatment for celiac disease and who benefits from following a gluten-free diet.
Overuse of popular NSAIDs is associated with intestinal permeability, which is a condition associated with celiac disease and other autoimmune disorders. Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, discusses the implications of using popular pain medication in relation to gluten-related disorders and exercise.
People with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders soon will have something to celebrate with the recent launch of the Celiac Program at Harvard Medical School. Advancing basic and clinical research is the main goal of the partnership of experts in celiac care from Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital, along with collaboration in clinical and training initiatives.
Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, separates the myths from the realities about the gluten-free diet in this video with Huffington Post science editor Jacqueline Howard.
Transcending the disciplines of microbiology, molecular and cell biology, and physiology, Dr. Alessio Fasano’s research focuses on the mucosal biology of the gut. By focusing on the “cross talk” between enteric pathogens and their hosts, Dr. Fasano’s group has elucidated various organs and cell functions involved in health and disease, including inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.
Calling for action on the final steps before implementation of safe gluten-free labeling regulations, Dr. Alessio Fasano joined Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) in an Op-Ed published in the Huffington Post Healthy Living section on April 3.
New York Times article features Alessio Fasano, MD, of the Center for Celiac Research & Treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
The Center for Celiac Research, under the leadership of Alessio Fasano, MD, has moved from Baltimore to Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) in Boston.
Prominent celiac disease and gluten sensitivity researcher Dr. Alessio Fasano says he's "confident" that a clinical trial now underway will pinpoint a biological marker, or biomarker, for non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and that discovery should pave the way for the development of diagnostic tests for the condition.
Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research, provides guidance on the use of probiotics in the treatment of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder at autismspeaks.org.
Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research, speaks with Jules Shepard on The Gluten Free Voice Radio Show to discuss the Center’s future and the move to MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
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