Celiac Disease Study Findings

Posted: July 5th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Celiac | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

The video explains this Mayo Clinic study of blood samples saved from the 1950s. Celiac is about five times as common today as then and we don’t know why. Clearly human genetic makeup hasn’t changed in that period of time, so it has to be something environmental. And it is both so common now and so likely to impact survivability if undiagnosed that they are studying whether to switch from testing when symptoms present to general population screening the way we do for cholesterol. Right now about 1% of the population have celiac and most of them don’t know it.


2 Comments on “Celiac Disease Study Findings”

  1. 1 Anne said at 9:26 pm on July 5th, 2009:

    What a small world. I was checking the blogs I read, and saw a comment over at iMonk from “Scott Morizot”. And I thought, “I’ve only ever known one Scott Morizot … an expat Brit in Austin … ” I don’t know if you’ll remember me but I wanted to say Hi all the same. I used to know you a good many years ago now when we belonged to Amtgard. I was Lynn Fletcher … 😉

    Good to see you. I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Hope it’s not dangerous! Or difficult to live with? All the best to you.

    Yes, Father Stephen is a good blog. One of these days I’ll end up blogrolling him, no doubt.

    Take care & God bless
    Anne

  2. 2 Scott said at 10:23 pm on July 5th, 2009:

    Wow Anne! Of course I remember you! I was also Scott M for all those comments you might have seen. I started using my full name when I started blogging myself – post-diagnosis. It’s not necessarily easy to live with, but I’m managing so far. It has been interesting. All the best to you as well. Those were interesting days back then.