Celiac Disease Has Nearly Tripled Among Young Children In The U.K.

January 24, 2015 12:00 AM

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Statistics show that close to 1 percent of all children in the United Kingdom hold blood markers for celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that prevent's the body's ability to digest gluten from wheat, barley and rye. Similar estimates also effect children living in the United States.

Yet new research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) show that the number of children with the health problem has nearly tripled in the last 20 years.

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