Celiac Disease Increasing Among Children in UK

January 24, 2015 8:18 AM

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Celiac Disease Increasing Among Children in UK

According to latest statistics around one percent of all the children in the UK hold blood markers for celiac disease which is an autoimmune disorder. It prevents body’s ability to digest gluten from wheat rye and barley. There are similar estimates for the children who had been living in the United States. A new research that was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) shows that the total number of children having the health issue has been tripled over the past twenty years.

Researchers studied data contained in The Health Improvement Network (THIN) that is a representative UK database of anonymized primary care health records.

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