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  • Q: Are oats safe for people with celiac disease? I keep reading conflicting information. Answer Yes, the safety of oats is a confusing issue for anyone on a gluten-free diet since the recommendations are in constant flux. Oats are naturally gluten-free. However, oats have a very high risk of cross-contact with gluten-containing grains (wheat, barley, and rye), this can happen through: Crop rotation in the field (i.e., growing wheat one year and then growing oats the next season in the same field) Harvesting Storing Transporting Processing Therefore, most commercial sources of oats are heavily contaminated with gluten and not safe
  • Rib-shaped pork patties with BBQ sauce King's Command Foods, LLC has recalled fully cooked, not shelf stable meat and poultry meatballs and pork patties due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains egg, milk, and/or wheat, known allergens, which is not declared on the product label. Rib shaped pork patties with barbecue sauce are included in this recall due to containing undeclared wheat. Click here to learn more.  These items were distributed for food service use in California, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. Gluten-Free Cornbread Mix Gluten-Free Watchdog issued this alert for Bob's
  • Q: Are strawberries safe for people with celiac disease? I have heard that strawberries are grown with rye and are not safe to eat or be picked due to the dust from the grains. Answer There are two issues that frequently come up concerning strawberry picking and consumption that cause concern among people with celiac disease: Rye is sometimes used as a cover crop for strawberries. Strawberries are sometimes mulched with hay or wheat straw during the growing season to keep the plants insulated from cold weather. The good news is that neither cover crops nor hay/straw should be an
  • Q:  What is dermatitis herpetiformis and is it related to celiac disease? Answer Dermatitis herpetiformis or DH is a condition associated with celiac disease that affects the skin. When someone with DH ingests gluten, an autoimmune response occurs in the skin causing intensely itchy blisters to form, usually on the elbows, knees, or buttocks. The back, abdomen, face and scalp may also be affected, but are not as common (1). People with DH may or may not have villous atrophy in the intestine, but the majority do (2). Studies have shown that about 1 in 8 people with celiac disease
  • Do you have unanswered general nutrition questions about the gluten-free diet and lifestyle? Our dietitians are happy to answer your general nutrition questions about celiac disease. Please submit questions that are applicable to a general gluten-free audience. We regret that personal clinical questions (medical history, labs, supplements, etc.) cannot be addressed. Time allowing, every effort will be made to answer all submitted questions.  This month's answered questions: What is dermatitis herpetiformis? Are strawberries safe for people with celiac disease? Are oats safe for people with celiac disease? Click Here to Ask a Question
  • Researchers who conducted a study of 13,000+ women concluded that gluten intake does not impact cognitive function in people who do not have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Researchers identified the mechanism related to MIS-C, a severe post COVID-19 condition in children. Read about this here. Survey results presented at Digestive Disease Week showed that 68% of respondents reported that celiac disease had a major or moderate impact on their dating life. Click here to read more.  Read this Q&A with Dr. Dascha Weir as she answers questions about testing for celiac disease and related health conditions for Celiac Kids
  • NCA on Tik-Tok and YouTube Subscribe to NCA's YouTube channel! There is a video covering What is celiac disease and more videos are coming soon! Follow NCA on TikTok! Learn how to make gluten-free brownies, lemon bars and blueberry buckle in just minutes! Promising Novel Therapies for Celiac Disease The recording from Research Roundup: Promising Novel Therapies for Celiac Disease is now available on the All Things Celiac page. Jocelyn Silvester, MD, PhD, from Boston Children's Hospital; Amelie Therrien, MD, from the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center (BIDMC); and Alessio Fasano, MD, from the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment, Massachusetts General