US News & World Report Tackles Common Celiac Disease Myths

May 19, 2016

US News & World Report Tackles Common Celiac Disease Myths

With the help of Beyond Celiac, US News & World Report connected with the experts to put rumors to rest.

With so much misinformation circling the internet, it is refreshing to see common celiac disease myths dispelled by a major news outlet. In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, US News & World Report published “5 Myths about Celiac Disease.” The article tackles some of the biggest myths, including:

  1. Myth: Gluten sensitivity is the same thing as celiac disease.
  2. Myth: Despite its unpleasant symptoms, celiac disease is not serious.
  3. Myth: A gluten-free diet cures celiac disease.

For the full list of myths and explanations, visit the article here.

Beyond Celiac is proud to have played a role in making this news article possible by connecting the media with the celiac disease experts featured in the story. We work with celiac disease experts from around the world on a regular basis to make sure we’re bringing you fact-based information about living with this autoimmune disease. Dr. Daniel Leffler, an expert featured in the story, serves as a member of the Beyond Celiac Scientific/Medical Advisory Council in addition to his role as Research Director at the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Beyond Celiac is proud to say that we have worked with Dr. Leffler for many years, including collaborative efforts during our first ever Research Summit, held in April 2015.

Dr. Gerard Mullin, Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and Beyond Celiac Scientific/Medical Advisory Council Member, also lent is expertise to the article.

Beyond Celiac thanks Drs. Leffler and Mullin, US News & World Report, and all the celiac disease researchers who work with us to help the community live better, longer.