Overweight in Celiac Disease: Prevalence, Clinical Characteristics, and Effect of a Gluten-Free Diet

@article{Dickey2006OverweightIC,
  title={Overweight in Celiac Disease: Prevalence, Clinical Characteristics, and Effect of a Gluten-Free Diet},
  author={William Dickey and Natalie Kearney},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={101},
  pages={2356-2359}
}
BACKGROUND:It is well established that a minority of celiac patients present with “classic” symptoms due to malabsorption. However, few studies have focussed on the distribution of body mass index (BMI) in celiac populations and its relationship to clinical characteristics, or on its response to treatment.METHODS:We reviewed BMI measurements and other clinical and pathological characteristics from a database of 371 celiac patients diagnosed over a 10-yr period and seen by a single… CONTINUE READING