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Groucho

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  1. On reading the NIHS blurb I have to ask if the folks who did the study are nuts. they split the calendar year into four quarters, and the percentage of celiacs found in each quarter was 27-25-25-23. Let's see now, two of the quarters held exactly 1/4 of the celiac birthdays, and the other two quarters were all of TWO PERCENT HIGH OR LOW? And that's somehow statistically significant, not just float, noise, or other sampling error? I'd really love to hear some professional statisticians comment about that, because if I was getting numbers like that from a survey I would say at best that the season MIGHT have a VERY SMALL influence. Their conclusion that the season is of real significance? Based on a two percent difference? Aw, come on guys, that's an awfully slim percent.
  2. Brava, Norah! Especially on screening them out fast that way. I think people get scared by "food allergy" when they think of the more typical ones, where people swell up and can die on the spot. I'll explain celiac in different ways depending on who is asking me. If it's not something I want to get deeply into, I'll just say it's a food allergy and it's a complicated problem because it is used in so many foods in so many ways, and that I won't keel over and die like peanut allergies but "I will get very sick, or maybe burst into flames and explode". Which is usually a way to let them know I've got a sense of humor about it and, at least then and there, they just shouldn't worry about it. If you've gotten far enough past the first date to be talking about genetics & life ever after...then it's something to get further into.
  3. Brava, Norah! Especially on screening them out fast that way. I think people get scared by "food allergy" when they think of the more typical ones, where people swell up and can die on the spot. I'll explain celiac in different ways depending on who is asking me. If it's not something I want to get deeply into, I'll just say it's a food allergy and it's a complicated problem because it is used in so many foods in so many ways, and that I won't keel over and die like peanut allergies but "I will get very sick, or maybe burst into flames and explode". Which is usually a way to let them know I've got a sense of humor about it and, at least then and there, they just shouldn't worry about it. If you've gotten far enough past the first date to be talking about genetics & life ever after...then it's something to get further into.