Men Get Diagnosed Faster than Women. Could there be a cure in our lifetime?
Two different articles caught our eyes recently.
One piece was from the May 26, 2015 issue of the Washington Post.
Gastroenterologist Luc Biedermann, who practices at the University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland, reports that according to his study, "In 75 percent of patients, male Celiacs were diagnosed within a year, while female Celiacs waited 31 months for their diagnosis." Among 1,689 patients, 76 percent of whom were female, women and men took about the same amount of time (more than three years) to see a doctor for their symptoms.
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The second article comes from the University of Washington's site, The DailyUW.com, where research suggests a possible cure for Celiac Disease. The key is a new enzyme called Kumamax, which breaks down gluten in the stomach. Though a pill will not be ready in the near future, the research is extremely promising.
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