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Effect of Treatment on Bone Mass, Mineral Metabolism, and Body Composition in Untreated Celiac Patients
http://www.celiac.com/articles/156/1/Effect-of-Treatment-on-Bone-Mass-Mineral-Metabolism-and-Body-Composition-in-Untreated-Celiac-Patients/Page1.html
Scott Adams

In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease. In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore!, and I am the co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.

 
By Scott Adams
Published on 07/26/1996
 
Authors: Mautalen, Carlos, M.D. et al. Source: The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Febru

Authors: Mautalen, Carlos, M.D. et al.
Source: The American Journal of Gastroenterology, February, 1997, p. 313-318.

In evaluating 14 newly diagnosed adult celiac patients who had been on a gluten-free diet (7 consumed the diet plus calcium at 1 gm. per day and vitamin D2 at 32,000I.U. given weekly compared to 7 diet only subjects) for 12 months, gluten restriction increased overall bone mass 5% in the lumbar spine and 5% in the total skeleton. When considering the 11 patients who strictly followed the gluten-restriction, bone density increased 8.4% in the lumbar spine and 7.7% in the total skeleton. The remineralization of patients treated with diet only was similar to that of patients treated with diet and supplements.