Researchers have found that there is a high lifetime risk of developing celiac disease in Sweden. They estimate that 1.8% of the Swedish population will be diagnosed with celiac disease at some point in life, with a slightly higher percentage in women (2.3%) and lower in men (1.4%). Professor Jonas F Ludvigsson, one co-author of the study, stated "This once again demonstrates how common celiac disease is. That about 1 in 55 individuals in Sweden will be diagnosed with celiac disease underlines that this is truly a burden to society. Most researchers estimate that less than 50% of celiac patients receive a diagnosis so the true incidence and prevalence of celiac disease is likely even higher." Click here to read more about this study.
This study looked at the influence of a gluten-free diet on quality of life. Researchers found that food insecurity influences adherence to the gluten-free diet and health-related quality of life. Please support Feeding Gluten-Free so that we can continue to help people in the gluten-free community who are experiencing food insecurity.