USA Today Article Discusses the Rise of Celiac Disease
USA Today recently published an article discussing the recent increase of Celiac Disease diagnoses in the United States. Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research and the Mucosal Biology Research Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, explains that Celiac Disease is now “…quite widespread. We thought there were regional differences in the past, but now we know it’s everywhere.”
While nobody is positive what has caused the recent prevalence of the disease, the article delves into various hypotheses such as “hygiene hypothesis”, an increase in the amount of gluten found in grains and the exposure of gluten at earlier ages.
Regardless of the reason behind the rise of diagnoses, experts agree that early intervention is critical.
At Udi’s Gluten Free, we understand how difficult and intimidating the gluten-free diet can be in the beginning. We are committed to making delicious gluten-free products, connecting with the greater gluten-free community and providing an array of resources to assist both the newly diagnosed and the gluten-free veteran.
We recently launched our new website, which advances our interaction capabilities, so we can further communicate with our loyal fans. The ‘Our Community’ tab of our new site features Facebook and Twitter integration, updated gluten-free recipes for every level cook and a calendar of the nationwide events that Udi’s will be attending. Furthermore, our Gluten-Free Toolkit offers useful tips on topics ranging from restaurant gluten-free cooking to how to thriving on the gluten-free diet in college.
Whether we like it or not, the incident rates of Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance continue to increase, but Udi’s is here to help the gluten-free community navigate the sometimes choppy waters.
We strive to make your lives more delicious, nutritious and fun!
For more information, check out the full article in USA Today.