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Celiac Disease and Cancer

Celiac disease is strongly associated with certain forms of cancer. Find out which cancers are involved and what you can do to greatly minimize your risk. The association grows stronger with poor diagnosis and poor treatment. Read on to learn what leads to poor diagnosis and poor treatment and what you can do about it.

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More Undiagnosed Celiac Disease In U.S. Than In Europe

A study published in the medical journal BMC Gastroenterology found that on average it takes 9.7 years for a celiac patient to be diagnosed after he or she first experiences symptoms, and 5.8 years after visiting a doctor about those symptoms. According to the Columbia University Medical Center, the U.S. has more cases of undiagnosed celiac disease than Europe because doctors do not prescribe intestinal biopsies enough. No blood panel is 100% accurate; an intestinal biopsy is the only gold standard for celiac disease diagnosis.

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11 Common Celiac Disease Myths

Despite the growing gluten-free diet craze, many people remain surprisingly uninformed or misinformed when it comes to celiac disease. In this lesson I’ll try to dispel the most common celiac disease myths. Think you know better than to subscribe to these common myths? Jump down to the quiz: Take The Quiz! (I really hope regular

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Gluten Intolerance Bloating

For some people seemingly simple foods can cause bloating. This bloating can be very uncomfortable and if it happens on a regular basis it may also be a sign of a more serious condition. Celiac disease is no simple matter and should be properly diagnosed before you continue eating foods with gluten. While bloating may seem like a small price to pay for eating your favorite sandwich, you may pay a larger price later if you aren’t careful.

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Gluten Intolerance Statistics

When you look at the statistics of gluten intolerance, you may be startled to recognize how many people around you probably suffer from some degree of gluten intolerance. It’s clear that gluten sensitivity and celiac disease are widespread, but, sadly, many people who have these conditions don’t even know it. Awareness and diagnosis is improving, but as you can see from these statistics we still have a long way to go.

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Celiac Disease Symptoms Too Often Go Undiagnosed

In a modern, civilized society it is remarkable and confusing how often a serious disease goes unidentified and undiagnosed by medical doctors. Around one in 100 people suffer from celiac disease symptoms, yet a vast majority of those individuals don’t even know it. Sadly, a large number of these individuals have consulted their doctors to discuss symptoms they have been experiencing, yet they leave either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

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