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Fri, Oct 3, 2014 2:26am

Diagnosing Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator, @kanaazpereira

How hard is it to diagnosis celiac disease? Joseph Murray, M. D., comments in a New York Times article about how common celiac disease is diagnosed and what might be the cause in the recent increase of diagnoses.

“Celiac disease is now five times more common than it was 50 years ago, and that’s not just the result of better diagnoses,” said Dr. Murray, who is also editor of “Mayo Clinic Going Gluten Free,” to be published in November. “We looked at old stored blood samples, and that showed a real increase in incidence.”

Read the full New York Times article here.

For more information on celiac disease, visit mayoclinic.org/celiacdisease.

Dr. Murray is a gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert at Mayo Clinic.

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