Certificate of compliance

Celiac Disease and Gluten-free Diet Information at Celiac.com

is in compliance with the HONcode

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13 Years

Certificate validity 24 May 2012 - May 2014

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Date of initial review:

06 Jan 1999

Certificate validity

24 May 2012 - May 2014

Date of last visit:

24 May 2012
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Celiac.com was founded in 1995 by Scott Adams, co-author of the book Cereal Killers, founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity, and founder and owner of The Gluten-Free Mall, who had a single goal for the site: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed and living a happy, healthy gluten-free life.

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This is a moderated bulletin board and all Moderators are volunteers who have a wide variety of backgrounds, work experience and skills. None of our Moderators should be considered trained medical professionals. At least one Moderator or Administrator visits the board on a daily basis (normally several Moderators visit this board daily).

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The information contained in this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your doctor may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. We at CELIAC.COM are not trained medical professionals, so any advice offered by us is not intended to take the place of that offered by trained medical professionals.

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Articles with technical content are appropriately sourced.

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Zanini B, Magni A, Caselani F, Lanzarotto F, Carabellese N, Villanacci V, Ricci C, Lanzini A. High tissue-transglutaminase antibody level predicts small intestinal villous atrophy in adult patients at high risk of celiac disease. Dig Liver Dis. 2012 Apr; 44(4):280-5. Epub 2011 Nov 25.

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Any claims you make here should be based on legitimate sources, or be expressed as opinion, experience, or inquiry

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Diagnosing Celiac Disease is Still Not a Simple Task
By Diana Gitig Ph.D.
Published 04/6/2012

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This principle is not applicable to this site 

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Celiac.com is supported by our own advertising (including banner and text ads—see info below), Google ads, and product purchases from our store.

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Collaborative platforms:

•Do not promote your own business, Web site or products--even if they offer free services. The proper place to post your Web site, business or other services is in your profile, not in your signature block or in posts.

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The ads displayed on this site by third party advertisers such as Google do not in any way influence the content of this site

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Our banner and sponsored link advertising can be distinguished by the "Celiac.com Sponsor" or "Ads By Google" text that appears with the ads.

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The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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