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Celiac disease testing offers new insight into autoimmune disease
Date: 2009-07-27 22:37:37
Celiac disease has probably been with the human race since the dawn of agriculture some 10,000 years ago. When humans first shifted from a diet of nuts, tubers and a little bit of meat to one based more on cultivated grains, they put themselves at risk for new diseases caused by abnormal reactions to the gluten proteins associated with wheat. Celiac was first named and written about in the first century by the Greek physician, Aretaeus, who called it koiliakos, based on the Greek word for abdomen.... Full Story

As the rate of celiac disease increases, more options to cope appear
Date: 2009-07-09 22:47:26
The rate of celiac disease has more than quadrupled over the last 50 years and now approximately one in every hundred people has the disease in the U.S. Doctors are uncertain why the disease appears to be getting more common, however.... Full Story

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