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Article From Finland About Increasing Incidence Of Celiac

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?D...Pubmed_RVDocSum

Found this article and I thought it was thought provoking. Finland probably has the highest incidence of celiac disease in the world, and the authors are implying that the rise in their diagnoses are not due only to better detection.....but also environmental issues?? Wish I could pull up the full article.

It does seem that with increased incidence in many third world countries........maybe the Vikings went more places than we originally thought!!!

And that increased processed foods in those areas are increasing the incidence/diagnoses of celiac(my opinion).


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One of my Irish friends says that in Ireland (tho' I don't know if it's urban-myth or backed by medical opinion) that the high rate of celiac disease is attributed to the Great Hunger. Maybe people with the celiac disease genes were more apt to survive the famine? She didn't say what the reasoning was. If I get a chance, I'll ask her the next time I see her.

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I hope this works! I am trying to send a full article about world incidence of celiac disease and it's very surprising! I was trying for the Irish connection, but it must be more fable than fact. That a subset of Africans are the highest in the world(>5%) is amazing. And all that wheat that is sent over for food!!!!!!!!!!


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here's a thought i had: what's being done for all those people in third world countries, who are unable to get the glutenfree food they need?


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Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

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Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

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It is interesting to speculate what may be going on in Finland. Does anyone know if their diet has changed in recent years? There may be some triggering factor, but I don't know what it might be.

About the other article, it is also interesting, although I don't know what to make of the stats. I always thought that the places that had had wheat the longest had less celiac. Either celiac doesn't kill people before they can reproduce, the associated genes provide some health benefit, or the new higher-gluten wheat is bothering everybody.


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Gluten free since 1/6/07

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Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07

Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)

Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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http://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/13/2153.asp

I hope this works! I am trying to send a full article about world incidence of celiac disease and it's very surprising! I was trying for the Irish connection, but it must be more fable than fact. That a subset of Africans are the highest in the world(>5%) is amazing. And all that wheat that is sent over for food!!!!!!!!!!

Interesting article, thanks for sharing.

Michelle

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For many years, Finland has had (by far) the highest per capita percentage of type one diabetics, as well. We know of the clustering of autoimmune disorders, so I guess this isn't so surprising...


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

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11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Very interesting, I was suprised to learn that celiac disease is more in women than men. Thanks for sharing that.

Yellow Rose


27 years of misdiognoses

seziures summer of 1979 lasted 10 years had maybe a dozen in that time Dr.s never could find what was causing them blamed it on lack of sleep and maybe nutrasweet

rheumatoid arthritis May 1980

wrist joint replacement Jan 1984

fibromyalgia May 1980

insomnia since the 80's

diarrhea 1995-2000 blamed on arthritis meds

Crohn's 1998 after two operations to fix fissures caused by the diarrhea

Other symptons over the last 27 years that have been treated for symptoms not causes:

depression, anemia, constipation, tooth discoloration, tremors in hands, tingling and numbness in feet and hands, fatigue, high blood pressure due to arthritus meds, flushing in face, severe muscle pain and thinking I was going crazy thanks to Dr.'s attitudes.

After diognoses my mother tells me I have an aunt and a cousin with Celiac. Mother tested negative but thinks she is intolerant to wheat and is changing her diet.

Suspect all three of my children have it as well but still trying to convince them to go get tested.

In answer to my prayer, "Lord Please Heal My Broken Body". May 2007 Celiac antibody test positive

Matthew 7: 8 Ask and ye shall receive, Seek and ye shall find, Knock and it shall be opened unto you.

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For many years, Finland has had (by far) the highest per capita percentage of type one diabetics, as well. We know of the clustering of autoimmune disorders, so I guess this isn't so surprising...

From the little research I've done (before I just decided I needed to do SOMETHING constructive today ... just after this post :lol: ), the only thing that jumps out at me about Finland is that it has one of the highest dairy consumption levels in the world. Early exposure to cow's milk has been linked to type 1 diabetes. I've also heard about dairy causing intestinal bleeding. A trigger for celiac?

My research has been rather brief, though. It is interesting to think about what could have changed. But I guess I can't justify any more time on this board today :rolleyes:


McDougall diet (low fat vegan) since 6/00

Gluten free since 1/6/07

Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07

Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07

Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)

Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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Yes, endocrinologists have known about the conspicuous number-one ratings of diabetics and milk drinkers in Finland for a while...My endo advised me to keep milk out of both of my kids' diets until they were two or so (I am type one). I have always believed that milk is bad for most of humanity, and that it's essentially not there for our consumption. So a trigger for diabetes...I'm sure. Celiac?...why not?


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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