Saturday, May 3, 2014

Celiac Disease Awareness Month - May 3, 2014

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

Day 3:

How common is celiac disease? The current figure is 1 out of every 133 individuals have celiac disease. This figure increases to 1 out of 22 if you have a first degree relative with celiac disease. 

This figure also changes based on ethnic heritage with range from 1 in 80 to 1 in 300.

Recently, medical professionals have hypothesized that the actual figure is 1 in 100, but the new figure has not been widely accepted yet. 

Currently, about 1 in 10 individuals have diabetes.
Currently, about 1 in 150 individuals have a peanut allergy. 

Which figure do you generally quote when asked? Do the comparisons surprise you?

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