Celiac Disease Prevalent but also Undiagnosed in Many Cases
A recent study conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic reveals that over 1.8 million Americans have celiac disease and as many as 1.4 million may have the disease without knowing it. Celiac disease is brought on by problems digesting barley, wheat and rye products which contain gluten. Those with the disease follow a gluten free diet and researchers have found that many who have not been officially diagnosed with celiac disease still go on a gluten free diet anyway.
Researchers discovered these facts by analyzing answers that people gave on their National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The survey combined interviews with physical examinations and the researchers then gave respondents blood tests. After reviewing the results of the blood tests researchers found a surprising number of people were found to have the disease. Their conclusion is that the disease is under diagnosed and it was also noted by a researcher that the medical reason for gluten free diets by unaffected subjects remained unclear.
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