Dr. FAQ: Stefano Guandalini on the Future of Celiac Disease Treatment

See part one of this interview here.

Science Life

Stefano Guandalini, MD, founder and medical director of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease CenterStefano Guandalini, MD, founder and medical director of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center

Last week we posted the first part of our conversation with Stefano Guandalini, founder and medical director of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, about the sudden rise in prevalence of celiac, and what he believes is behind it. This week we have the conclusion to that interview, with his thoughts on gluten free diets, the FDA’s recent announcement of strict regulations for labeling of gluten free foods, and what he sees in store for future treatment and a possible cure for celiac disease.

Is a gluten free diet the only treatment for celiac? Is it always effective?

Right now the only available treatment for celiac disease is a gluten free diet for life. The good news about this is that it is effective in the vast majority of patients, especially in…

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