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Essentials of Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet

Essentials of Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet

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The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center's mission is to cure celiac disease. As we focus on research toward a cure, we also strive to raise awareness and diagnosis rates through education and advocacy.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder, which means the body "attacks itself", rather than attacking a foreign substance as in an allergy. The medical treatment for celiac disease consists of strict adherence to a gluten-free diet.

With this guide you will learn the basics of celiac disease: signs and symptoms, genetic and antibody testing, diagnosis and required follow-up testing. You will learn what gluten is, where gluten is found and how to avoid it. It will help you make healthy food choices while grocery shopping and preparing foods inside your home to manage your gluten-free diet.

You will be able to identify gluten free grains, meal options and snacks for safe eating anytime. You will learn how to eat gluten free outside your home at social gatherings, restaurants and while traveling. You will also discover the pioneering research initiatives, programs and services offered by the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940016254135
Publisher: University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Series: Let's Eat Out! Series , #15
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 406,591
File size: 2 MB

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The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is the first center of its kind in the nation, offering a comprehensive approach to the disease: including reliable and accurate patient and professional education, expert diagnosis and treatment for both children and adults, ground-breaking bench and clinical research and active leadership in advocacy efforts.

The Celiac Center is dedicated to raising awareness and diagnosis rates nationwide and meeting the critical needs of people affected by celiac disease through education, research and advocacy.

The Celiac Center is also well known for some of the best programs and services for celiac disease in the country including:

Gluten-Free Care Package Program delivers a gift basket of gluten-free foods, educational materials about the disease and the diet to newly diagnosed Celiacs across the nation.

Celiac Disease Preceptorship Program is the only intense hands-on medical professional celiac disease education in the US.

Annual Free Blood Screening is a program that screens more than 500 people each year who are at risk for celiac disease often because their doctors refuse to carry the tests, insurance does not cover the cost or they are uninsured.

Information Hotline is available five days a week to answer any questions related to the diet or disease.

Benefit and Events occur throughout the year to build awareness and raise funds for the Center. Signature events include the Spring Flours Benefit, which attracts attendees from across the country for an evening of gourmet gluten-free fare and entertainment.

The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is led by the medical director and executive director and is supported by a talented advisory board consisting of doctors, dietitians, nurses, business and lay people, each of whom has a special interest in celiac disease and is dedicated to the mission of the organization.

The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is at the forefront of research and professional education regarding celiac disease. The team is led by Dr. Bana Jabri who has contributed to groundbreaking celiac research and has also been awarded the coveted 2009 Wm. K. Warren Prize in Celiac Disease - a first for anyone in The United States.

The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is a part of The University of Chicago, a 501-c3 non-profit organization and is completely f

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