Dr. Stuart Mushlin from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA moderated the topic "Celiac Disease and Gluten Free: What's Real and What's Myth?" with Dr. Daniel Leffler and Melinda Dennis from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.
The discussion focused primarily on:
Signs and symptoms of celiac disease;
prevalence and potential causes of celiac disease;
similarities and differences between true celiac disease and gluten sensitivity;
methodologies for diagnosing celiac disease;
the gluten-free diet;
resources, education, and support systems for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity; and
the association between celiac disease and other medical conditions.