Monthly Archives: February 2012

New Study Sheds Light on GI Cancer – Celiac Disease Link

This image has NOTHING to do with this post. Yawning puppies just felt right for a Monday.

If you’ve been following the news about undiagnosed celiac disease, then you’ve read about all the other medical problems that celiacs are at risk for. There’s lots of them: diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, etc. (you can read more at the National Foundation for Celiac Disease’s website).

A handful of small studies have shown a link between gastrointestinal cancers and celiac disease, but up until recently there was no large-scale study to verify the results. A study recently published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology fixes this, and provides a bit of reassurance to us all.
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Our Best of Gluten-Free Awards: Vote and Win!

It’s that time of year again: Triumph Dining’s Best of Gluten-Free!

This year’s awards are bigger and better. Why bigger? Well, there’s more categories and we need more of your opinions. Why better? For starters: Prizes!

Before I get ahead of myself, though, are you familiar with the Best of Gluten-Free? If not, here’s an introduction from the survey page itself:

Do you think your favorite gluten-free brands and products deserve some recognition? Ever wanted to high-five your favorite gluten-free bread or give your favorite gluten-free cookie a big bear hug?…

The Best of Gluten-Free Awards are designed to select the best gluten-free products available and to give recognition and thanks to the companies that provide them.

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U Chicago Celiac Disease Center Share News of Updated Diagnostic Criteria

Are you familiar with the University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center?

If not, check them out. Their website is full of good information whether you’re newly diagnosed, old-hat at all things gluten-free, or just wondering whether or not gluten is giving you problems.

Speaking of which: if you’re newly diagnosed via biopsy, the center will send you a care package full of tasty gluten-free samples and other materials. Just give them a call (see more here).

The Celiac Disease Center also puts out a free quarterly e-newsletter, and this quarter’s headline story was worth sharing: Evolving Diagnostic Criteria for Celiac Disease.
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