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New book from the AGA empowers celiac disease patients to get healthy
Date:5/17/2010

Bethesda, MD (May 17, 2010) A new book from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) offers broad and practical knowledge on celiac disease and gluten-related disorders, empowering those who are undiagnosed and those living with the disease to achieve the best possible health and well-being. Celiac disease is one of the most common autoimmune and gastrointestinal diseases. More than 95 percent of all people with celiac disease are undiagnosed and untreated and at risk for complications from malnutrition to cancer. "Real Life with Celiac Disease" provides patients practical knowledge that will benefit them and those in their lives.

"This is the first book to take a comprehensive look at the medical, dietary, nutritional, emotional, psychological and social aspects of celiac disease and its only treatment, the gluten-free diet. If you have celiac disease, if you know of someone who has celiac disease or if you treat people who have celiac disease, this book is essential reading," said Steven Galante, The Healthy Villi Greater Boston Celiac DH Support Group, the nation's largest celiac disease related support group.

The authors Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN, and Daniel A. Leffler, MD, MS, both from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center joined by more than 50 international experts, share stories of patients who have questions or problems related to celiac disease and gluten-related disorders.

Ms. Dennis, a registered dietician and nutrition counselor who was diagnosed with celiac disease 20 years ago, says, "Back when I was diagnosed, barely anyone knew about celiac disease. We have come such a very long way, and I am grateful to be riding this wave of rising interest and awareness."

According to Kristen Voorhees, a patient who was diagnosed in 2007, the book offers "110 percent trustworthy advice for patients and their family members and 360 coverage of complicated topics from fructose intolerance to eating disorders."

People with celiac disease may have typical gastrointestinal symptoms, but others have seemingly unrelated problems, and diagnosis is delayed or never occurs. For those with unexplained depression, anemia, infertility, bone degeneration, liver disease or trouble with balance, this book will help them consider whether they have undiagnosed celiac disease. Those living with the disease will benefit greatly from the practical advice, guidance and knowledge shared by the stories presented throughout the book.


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Contact: Christine Charlip
ccharlip@gastro.org
301-941-2627
American Gastroenterological Association
Source:Eurekalert

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