Celiac disease is more common in older adults, study says

04/18/2012 | Care2.com

Celiac disease is 2.5 times more common in older adults than in the general population, according to a study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Celiac Research. NIH data show 34% of people who receive a celiac disease diagnosis are over age 60, and UM's Dr. Alessio Fasano said people can develop the condition at any time in their life, even if they have eaten gluten without trouble for years.

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