Celiac Disease Gluten-Free Diet and Research

Currently, the only treatment for celiac disease is a lifelong, strict adherence to a gluten-free diet. The gluten-free diet has been the only documented therapy for celiac disease since the 1940s.

While this diet does help, it’s very hard to maintain. Cross-contamination can widely occur in gluten-free food production, and even a trace amount of gluten can cause celiac symptoms to occur. Therefore, there is a need for new therapies to be developed in addition to a gluten-free diet.

So what can you do? You can help with the development of these new therapies by participating in a research study for celiac disease in your area!



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