Celiac disease, an immune system reaction to gluten in the diet, is at least four times as common today as it was 50 years ago, according to findings of a Mayo Clinic study published this month in the journal Gastroenterology.
The study also found that subjects who unknowingly had celiac disease were nearly four times as likely as celiac-free subjects to have died during the 45 years of follow-up.
In the video and audio files linked below, Joseph Murray, M.D., the Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist who led the study, describes the study findings and provides background on the disease, its symptoms and treatment.
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Background, Diagnosis and Treatment:
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Video File (.mov) – 312 MB
Update: Here is the story as it appeared in:
- Minneapolis Star Tribune
- Minnesota Public Radio
- The Savvy Celiac
- HealthDay News
- Rochester Post-Bulletin
- Celiacos de Mexico
- Toronto Globe and Mail