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From: Rex Johnson <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Celiac disease
Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 07:45:45 +0100
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23andMe has a statement in their Health and Traits section on Celiac
disease:
"Celiac Disease is an autoimmune condition triggered by proteins found
in wheat, barley, and rye—collectively called "gluten". About 1% of the
global population is affected by Celiac Disease (approximately 2 million
people in the United States). Celiac Disease can strike at any age. Like
many other autoimmune diseases, the condition is two to three times more
common in women than men".
More information on the biology of the disease, and the genes concerned
is given on the data pages for those who can 'sign in'.
Rex


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