Celiac, Gluten, Obsesity and food cravings.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
An excerpt from the article:
"Perhaps the most neglected group is that large portion of untreated celiac patients who are obese. Dr. Dickey found that obesity is more common than being underweight among those with untreated celiac disease. When I ran a Medline search under the terms "obesity" and "celiac disease" 75 citations appeared. A repeated theme in the abstracts and titles was that celiac disease is usually overlooked among obese patients. While obesity in celiac disease may be common, diagnosis appears to be uncommon. Given the facts, I certainly believe that some of the North American epidemic of obesity can be explained by undiagnosed celiac disease. However, that is only a small part of the obesity puzzle, and I suspect that celiac disease may offer a pattern for understanding much of the obesity that is sweeping this continent."
When I used to complain that wheat made me sick and hurt, I was told that it wasn't possible for me to have problems with wheat as people with Celiac Disease are always very very thin. Now I have all sorts of intestinal damage due to 50 years of eating wheat. Another one of those "I wish I knew then what I know now."
Article is very worth reading, IMHO.