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Ok I hope that I don't open a can of worms here.

Ok everything that I have read about celiac disease that is primarly affects Caucains/White primarly of Irish decent more than any other race.

I have a coworker who is African/American that has IBS along with a slu of food allergies that would kill her like Tomatos.

I celiac disease kinda like Sickle Cell where it primarly affects African Americans which is very rare in Caucaison/White but it can happen.

Just asking, just wanting to know what your thoughts on this is

If i am opening up a can of worms I hope that they are Gluten Free :lol::blink::unsure:

Donna


Fecal Antigliadin IgA 21 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 13 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score <300 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 12 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0501

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (Subtype 5,5)

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Nope, it's not. They say Irish decent, but I honestly wonder if that is only because they were quicker at identifing it. To my knowldege, celiac disease does not pick and choose who it takes as a victim. My celiac group put on the biggest vendor fair in North America and celiacs from all over the area and even other states came. Believe me, from the people I met, I really think Celiac Disease doesn't care who you are or where you came from.

Go ahead, make a suggestion to your co-worker.


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Add to that, it's not that unlikely for your coworker to have some caucasian genes... even if they might be from a couple generations back.

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Nope, it's not. They say Irish decent, but I honestly wonder if that is only because they were quicker at identifing it. To my knowldege, celiac disease does not pick and choose who it takes as a victim. My celiac group put on the biggest vendor fair in North America and celiacs from all over the area and even other states came. Believe me, from the people I met, I really think Celiac Disease doesn't care who you are or where you came from.

Go ahead, make a suggestion to your co-worker.

I did mention it to her but she is totally convinced that she has IBS only because the medicine that her docs have her on she says works just fine.

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Donna


Fecal Antigliadin IgA 21 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 13 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score <300 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 12 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0501

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (Subtype 5,5)

You can teach an old dog new tricks!!!

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definitely not the same. celiac has been found at a higher incidence in some populations than others, but we're not talking 1:10,000 in one, and 1:100 in another. It always seems to vary between ~1:100 and 1:500, right around the same order of magnitude.


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Wheat and barely were first domesticated in the Fertile Cresent (Mesopotamia region). People from this area will have a lower chance of getting celiac because their genetics have had longer to adapt to eating gluten. It's only a few thousand years headstart on the rest of the world, though, so the percent of the population affected isn't going to be that much lower for those in the Turkey/Iraq/Saudi Arabia region.


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