Thursday, April 3, 2014

Oh Goodie

Patients with celiac disease have an increased mortality rate that exceeds that of the general population....The overall risk for malignancy for specific cancers in people with celiac disease has been reported at anywhere from nine to thirty-four times greater than that of the general population.

Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic by Peter H.R. Green, M.D. & Rory Jones

On the plus side, those with celiac disease have a lower instance of breast cancer. Yay?


  1. BUT - after you are gluten free for 5 years, your mortality rate falls to the normal person. So, yep - yay! That message needs to go to those who think they can cheat plus - how about those folks who don't know they have it or those who don't want to know so they don't get tested. You were smart!

    1. Yep, five years! So no cheating - and hopefully no accidental cross contamination (which will be, understandably, my biggest fear!)

  2. Just cause your MIL poisoned you last time you visited and we only knew to look for one thing, now you are going to be afraid to visit! Yuck, I want my Amanda to visit. MIL