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Celiac Disease More Prevalent Than Originally Thought: 1 in 140 Americans Affected, Most Don’t Know They Have It 08/01/12

A 2012 study published in the journal of Gastroenterology (A. Rubio-Tapia et al) shows that the prevalence of celiac disease among Caucasians in the US is much higher than originally thought.  Study findings reveal that approximately 1.8 million Americans have celiac disease, whereas, 1.4 million of these individuals are unaware they have the problem. This is because they either have very mild symptoms or are unaware of the symptoms.     Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive d...

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B-Vitamin Supplements Proven To Help Patients With Celiac Disease 06/04/12

A 2009 study published  in the World Journal Of Gastroenterology showed that celiac disease patients commonly have sub-optimal nutritional status of certain B- vitamins (folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12). As these vitamins are required to keep homocysteine in a safe range, many celiac patients have high blood levels of homocysteine, which increases their risk for heart disease, stroke and other vascular complications. Homocysteine is a chemical made in all body cells, which left...

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