August 17th, 2009

The Expense of Eating With Celiac Disease

By Kelley Luckstein

YOU would think that after Kelly Oram broke more than 10 bones and experienced chronic stomach problems for most of his life, someone (a nurse? a doctor?) might have wondered if something fundamental was wrong with his health…It turned out that Mr. Oram…had celiac disease, an underdiagnosed immune disorder set off by eating foods containing gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley…Celiac affects one out of 100 people in the United States, but a majority of those don’t know they have the disease, said Dr. Joseph A. Murray…“The most important thing to do after being diagnosed is to get a dietary consultation,” Dr. Murray said.

 

NY Times by Lesley Alderman, 8/14/09

Tags: celiac disease, GI, stomach

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