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  • In this video, Dr. Alessio Fasano of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment presents the science behind the recently approved COVID-19 vaccines. He also answers FAQs on COVID-19 vaccination and celiac disease. Note: in the Q&A, Dr. Fasano states that the COVID-19 vaccines do not contain gluten. He also discusses concerns around the efficacy of the vaccine in patients with celiac disease. Please watch the whole video! The Society for the Study of Celiac Disease shared a statement on the COVID-19 vaccine. You can read the whole statement here:  This statement concludes with, "As the safety and efficacy data on Covid vaccination has
  • Q:  My 2-year-old son was diagnosed with celiac disease recently, but is low on the growth chart, will he catch up on his growth? Answer Many children with celiac disease have growth and weight issues upon diagnosis. Poor growth is one of the most common symptoms of celiac disease in children (1). The good news is that after starting the gluten-free diet and the intestine heals, they usually catch up on growth and weight. Keep in mind that healing and growth is very individual, but research has shown that most catch-up growth occurs within two years of starting the gluten-free
  • Q: Can I get glutened by smelling foods while cooking it? I know that for flour with gluten it can happen, but for food that are not flour? Is there any risk of getting glutened by cooking regular food for others? Answer No worries! Just smelling the food will not cause gluten to enter your body. From what we know, gluten needs to get into your GI tract to cause a problem. The issue with flour is that it can get dispersed into the air and then there is a potential (although small) for it to be breathed in and
  • Q. Is celiac disease linked with lactose intolerance? Can consuming dairy products trigger your lactose intolerance does it have a link between the two? Answer Yes, people with celiac disease frequently have lactose intolerance, especially upon diagnosis. In celiac disease, an autoimmune response is triggered when gluten is ingested and causes damage to the lining of the small intestine. Damage to the intestinal lining can lead to the body’s inability to produce an enzyme called lactase. This is the enzyme that breaks down lactose. Lactose is the sugar in milk and dairy products. When lactose is not broken down by
  • This study examines the therapeutic use of larazotide for a variety of diseases, including celiac disease. Ali R. Zomorrodi, lead computational and systems biology researcher at the Center for Celiac Research is studying the complex interplay between host genetics and the environmental factors that lead to the development of celiac disease. Dr. Zomorrodi hopes to apply techniques to other autoimmune diseases for treatment and prevention. Read the whole article here. Upon finding a high prevalence of undiagnosed celiac disease among participants, this study suggests that mass screening is the only way to determine which children have celiac disease. 
  • Flowers Foods has amended the December 2020 recall to include Everything Bagels in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island. The recall was originally limited to Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. Click here to read the details about this expanded recall.  Tattooed Chef Plant Based Breakfast Bowls are labeled gluten-free but list wheat flour and malt extract in the ingredients. Click here to learn more about this product alert.  Chef Myron's sauces that are labeled gluten free but contain gluten have been recalled. The recalled products include: Chef Myron's Asian
  • 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.  Click Here to Ask a Question This month's answered questions: Is celiac disease linked with lactose intolerance? Can consuming dairy products trigger your lactose intolerance does it have a link between the two? Can I get glutened by smelling
  • The Celiac Research Program at Harvard Medical School and the National Celiac Association responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by transitioning our biannual celiac conference into free online webinars offered September - December 2020.  These engaging 75 minute virtual presentations focused on COVID-19 and celiac disease, healthy nutrition on the gluten-free diet, a cooking demo with Burton’s Grill & Bar, and the psychology of living with a chronic disease. We were delighted with the response to our first-ever webinar series, welcoming over 1,000 people for the live presentations, with many more able to tune in later to the recordings. All of