Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Celiac Prevalence Studies

I found this essay today and it’s a fascinating read. It takes a good look at actual disease prevalence vs. formal diagnoses. Doctors have been diagnosing Celiac disease since the ancient Greeks. I’m sure Celiac is as old as agriculture itself, but modern medicine seems to have forgotten all that common wisdom gathered over the ages. It seems really backwards at times. Especially since 42% of the American population has genes that predispose them to gluten intolerance. Wow!

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