Each day this month, I will be posting something about Celiac Disease.
There is some great news for those with celiac disease who adhere to a strict gluten-free diet. Many studies* have been done and all indicate that those who have celiac disease who adhere to a strict gluten-free diet can expect the same life expectancy as a similarly situated individual without celiac disease.
The bad news? Those who remain undiagnosed or do not adhere to a strict gluten-free diet can expect a life expectancy approximately ten years shorter than a similar situated individual without celiac disease. They can also expect to live their lives with a myriad of symptoms and other health problems.
*studies include those conducted by Dr. Joseph Murray and Dr. Alessio Fassano