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What is the prevalence for others in my family to have celiac disease since I’ve been diagnosed with it?

Celiac disease has an inherited component. Thus, the prevalence of celiac disease in first-degree relatives (such as children, parents, siblings) has been reported by numerous studies around the world to be significantly higher than in the general population. The actual prevalence varies among the published studies, between 4 and 16%. Our own experience when testing… Read more »

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What common nutrient deficiencies might an adult experience prior to diagnosis?

Iron and Vitamin D are the most common deficiencies, but some present with deficiencies in B12, copper, folate, magnesium, niacin, riboflavin, and/or zinc.Nutrient deficiencies associated with celiac disease are due to intestinal damage caused by protein in wheat, rye, and barley. In most cases, nutrient deficiencies that were caused by damage from celiac disease will… Read more »

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