Monday, May 5, 2014

Celiac Disease Awareness Month - May 5, 2014

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

Day 5:

I'd like to once again touch on how common celiac disease is because I finally found a statistic that really helps to put things in perspective.

Have you ever heard of crohn's disease?
Have you ever heard of ulcerative colitis?
Have you ever heard of cystic fibrosis?

Do you know anyone who has any of these conditions? Had you ever heard of celiac disease prior to being diagnosed?

Why do I ask?

In 2003, the University of Maryland Medical Center discovered that celiac disease is more common than crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and cystic fibrosis combined. Surprised? I know I was.

If you'd like to read more from this study, you can find the original link here.

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