ACG Clinical Guidelines: Diagnosis and Management of Celiac Disease

Highlights: The American College of Gastroenterology has developed clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of celiac disease. Forty-three recommendations are evaluated based on the GRADE system. Five recommendations pertain to the diagnosis among patients on a gluten-free diet. With gluten-free becoming the new “fad” diet, many patients are eliminating gluten without celiac disease testing. These recommendations will help dietitians advise clients about their options for testing.

Application to Dietetic Practice: This is a great reference for all dietitians that counsel clients regarding celiac disease or the gluten-free diet. The recommendations are summarized at the end of the document, for those that are time challenged.

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Posted in: Summer2013-Research