Interesting information about Celiac disease.
To the general public, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity came out of nowhere in the past few years. Few people had ever heard of gluten, then suddenly grocery stores were filled with gluten free products and restaurants everywhere were touting gluten free dishes and separate menus. But to Stefano Guandalini, MD, founder and medical director of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, celiac disease is nothing new. He has spent the past 40+ years studying the disease, now estimated to affect 1 percent of Americans, and working toward what he believes will be a cure within the next decade.
Science Life spoke to Dr. Guandalini recently about the seemingly sudden rise in celiac disease, what might be causing it, and what he sees in store for treatment. This is the first of a two-part interview; we’ll be posting the second half next week.
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