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The last 15 years how has celiac’s  disease progressed

The last 15 years how has celiac’s disease progressed

Since 2010, awareness and diagnosis of celiac disease have increased significantly, leading to a better understanding of its prevalence and impact on individuals worldwide. Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition triggered by the ingestion of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and their derivatives. While exact prevalence figures vary by region and population, recent studies suggest that celiac disease affects approximately 1% of the global population, representing a substantial increase from previous estimates. Advancements in medical research, improved diagnostic methods, and heightened awareness of gluten-related disorders have contributed to the rise in reported cases of celiac disease. Additionally,...

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Understanding the Landscape of Celiac Disease: Straightup Statistics and Insights

Understanding the Landscape of Celiac Disease: Straightup Statistics and Insights

Celiac disease, an autoimmune digestive disorder triggered by gluten consumption, poses significant challenges for individuals and healthcare systems worldwide. Below are key statistics shedding light on the prevalence, impact, and management of celiac disease: Celiac disease affects nearly 1.0% of the Canadian population, with an estimated 90% of cases remaining undiagnosed, highlighting the need for improved awareness and diagnostic efforts. Canada has witnessed a staggering 35% increase in the incidence and prevalence of celiac disease over recent decades, underscoring the growing burden of the condition. Individuals with a first-degree relative affected by celiac disease face a heightened risk, with prevalence...

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How many people are affected by celiac’s disease?

How many people are affected by celiac’s disease?

In North America, including the United States and Canada, studies suggest that approximately 1% of the population is affected by celiac disease. This prevalence figure is consistent with estimates from other regions of the world. However, it's important to note that the exact prevalence of celiac disease can vary by age group, ethnicity, and geographical location within North America. Furthermore, it's worth mentioning that celiac disease remains underdiagnosed in many cases, with some individuals experiencing symptoms but not yet receiving a diagnosis. As awareness of celiac disease continues to grow and diagnostic methods improve, more individuals may be identified and...

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Why culture is so impactful to a transition to a gluten-free diet?

Why culture is so impactful to a transition to a gluten-free diet?

Culturally transitioning to a gluten-free diet can be challenging due to the profound impact of food on culture, social interactions, and our personal identity. Many of our cultural traditions and cuisines revolve around products like bread, pasta, and pastries, ingrained in culinary heritage and family recipes passed down through generations (all containing wheat). Moreover, social gatherings, celebrations, and communal meals often center around food, making it difficult to navigate social situations while adhering to a gluten-free diet. Individuals may feel isolated or excluded from shared meals and cultural experiences, leading to feelings of alienation and frustration. Additionally, cultural perceptions of...

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