No popular authors found.


Get Celiac.com's E-Newsletter

Categories

No categories found.







Ads by Google:


Questions? Join Our Forum:
~1 Million Posts
& Over 66,000 Members!



SHARE THIS PAGE:
Celiac.com Sponsors:

Prevention of Celiac Disease Possible

(Celiac.com 08/13/2000) Because celiac disease has emerged as a public health problem, Swedish researchers conducted a study to analyze the trends in the occurrence of symptomatic celiac disease in Swedish children from 1973 to 1997, and to explore any temporal relationship to changes in infant dietary patterns. The researchers established a population-based prospective incidence register of celiac disease in 1991, and collected data retrospective date from 1973. A total of 2,151 cases met their diagnostic criteria, and were used in the study.

In addition the researchers collected national data on an annual basis regarding the duration of breastfeeding and intake of gluten-containing cereals and recommendations on when and how to introduce gluten to the diets of infants. The incidence of celiac disease in children below 2 years of age increased fourfold (200-240 cases per 100,000 person years) between 1985 and 1987, followed in 1995 by a sharp decline to the previous level (50-60 cases per 100,000 person years). A pattern like this one is quite unique for a chronic disease of immunological pathogenesis, which suggests that prevention could be possible.

Ads by Google:

This study demonstrates that the celiac disease epidemic is in part the result of a change in three factors within the area of infant feeding, including the amount of gluten given, the age of gluten introduction, and whether breastfeeding was ongoing or not when it was introduced. There may also be additional factors involved, and the search for them should be intensified.

Ivarsson A, Persson LA, Nystrom L, et al
Acta Paediatr. 2000 Feb;89(2):165-71

Celiac.com welcomes your comments below (registration is NOT required).












Related Articles



1 Response:

 
kim
Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingempty Unrated
said this on
01 Mar 2008 7:40:27 AM PST
Good...I hope its true!




Rate this article and leave a comment:
Rating: * Poor Excellent
Your Name *: Email (private) *:




In Celiac.com's Forum Now:


I still vote on removing dairy completely for 60 days. This could help in many ways Probiotics are helpful normally later on, but initially if she has damaged or leaky gut it could make the issues much worse. It works for some makes stuff worse for others. I keep going back to the dairy as it is ...

Hi, sorry to suggest removing yet another thing from the poor girl, but have you tried going completely milk free. So not just limiting lactose, but trialling a period with absolutely no dairy whatsoever? Reason being, lactose intolerance is only one of the two possible milk issues, the oth...

Awol touched on what I thought it could be, night numbness and cramps is often a magnesium issue, Also with gluten ataxia nephropathy is common causing numbness, tingling, or control loss. As you mention a constant I am thinking perhaps more of a deficiency, Raven goes on another topic, I ha...

Did you stop your supplements before they tested your levels? Your doctor should have told you to do so for a couple weeks so they could get an accurate level. You might want to get an appointment with a dermatologist to get things checked out. Do bring your own shampoo and styling products to t...

Have you ever seen a chiropracter? I have had issues like this a few times and it turned out to be a pinched nerve. I have a good chiro and he was able to help. I should also note that I do have some nerve damage from celiac that has lead to a loss of feeling and motor signals in my right leg. T...