Dr. Alessio Fasano, Director of the Center for Celiac Research, presents a special seminar on the history of celiac disease at the University of Maryland titled: Celiac Disease and the Gluten Free Diet: From the Banana Diet to No Diet? This seminar was presented in recognition of the special relationship between the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine Americas oldest public medical school and the University of Salerno the worlds first medical school. Dr. Fasano, one of the worlds leader in celiac disease research presents a look back at the history of celiac disease and how is has evolved from being considered rare in the US to one of the most common disease in the US. The University of Maryland Center for Celiac Researchs landmark study in 2002 established the prevalence of CD in the US to be 1 in 133 persons. The CFCR has been the leader in developing new diagnosis tests and treatment options among numerous other research breakthroughs.
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