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Effect of Treatment on Bone Mass, Mineral Metabolism, and Body Composition in Untreated Celiac Patients

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

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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.

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Ginny
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15 Nov 2013 2:34:59 PM PDT
Glad to read this. I have osteoporosis and I am trying a gluten free diet as the doctor recommend medications to increase my bone mass. Does anyone know how long it takes the body to get rid of the gluten? Also how long does it takes for villi to grow back?




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