Friday, May 16, 2014

Celiac Disease Awareness Month - May 16, 2014

Each day this month, I will be posting something about Celiac Disease.

Day 16:

Yesterday I described the very first mentions of celiac disease. Today, I would like to recognize Samuel Gee who was the first to link diet as a treatment for celiac disease in 1888. At that time, there was still no link to which foods were causing the condition. Despite that, National Celiac Disease Awareness Day is celebrated on September 13th, which is Gee's birthday.

What do you think of the fact that these fairly simplistic findings were discovered less than 150 years ago?  

*Information obtained from the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center and the Celiac Sprue Association

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