Less Hidden Celiac Disease

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Findings from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys from 2009 to 2014 report that there is less hidden celiac disease in the US but more gluten avoidance.

The research found that the prevalence of undiagnosed CD decreased from 0.6% in 2009 to 2010 to 0.3% in 2013 to 2014.

“When you look at the proportion that are diagnosed versus undiagnosed, that’s gone up dramatically. Go back six years and most patients were undiagnosed, with only about one in five getting diagnosed,” said Murray, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota who was part of the study team.

“This increase in proportion diagnosed could be a reflection of increasing awareness of celiac disease,” Dr. Joseph Murray told Reuters Health.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Reuters Health

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