December 1, 2011

Should We All Go Gluten-Free?


 … But Debbie Deaver, the expo’s founder, didn’t have time to worry about that…The 34-year-old woman — who has celiac disease and therefore must avoid eating gluten, a key protein in wheat — was running on prayer and Diet Dr Pepper. She needed sleep, and syrup…And experts have been surprised, in general, by the rising prevalence of celiac disease overall. “It’s not just that we’re better at finding it,” says Dr. Joseph A. Murray, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. “It truly has become more common.”

NY Times, By Keith O’Brien, 11/28/11

Tags: celiac, Dr. Joseph A. Murray, GI, gluten

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