Celiac disease far more common than previously thought

A study, headed by a doctor from University of Maryland medical school, included 13,000 people in 32 states, found that celiac disease actually affects 1 in 133 people in the United States. That puts celiac disease among the most common chronic (lifelong) diseases. Before the study, doctors believed the condition effected 1 in every 4, 700 people. Celiac disease’s status as an under-diagnosed disease got an official stamp of recognition this summer from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its experts concluded that celiac disease might affect 1 out of every 100 people. This story also offers several resources for those seeking more information. Check it out here….

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