Monday, September 13, 2010

Did You Know?

•Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.

•One in 133 Americans have celiac disease

•CD affects more people in the US than Crohn's Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons Disease COMBINED.

•95% of celiacs are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions

•500,000 new celiac diagnoses are expected to occur in the next 5 years thanks to efforts to raise public awareness of celiac disease

•10 years is the average time a person waits to be correctly diagnosed.

•17% of celiac patients have an immediate family member who also has celiac.

•Celiac can lead to infertelity, reduced bone density, some cancers, automminue disorders and neurological disorders as well.

•$5,000-$12,000 is the average cost of misdiagnosis per person/per year of celiac, not including lost work time.

•There are NO pharmaceutical cures for celiac disease.
This info was posted on  You can link to it HERE.  These are some interesting facts worth knowing about Celiac Disease.

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