The impact of a gluten-free diet on adults with coeliac disease: results of a national survey.

  title={The impact of a gluten-free diet on adults with coeliac disease: results of a national survey.},
  author={Marion Zarkadas and Ann Cranney and Shelley Case and Mavis Molloy and Connie M Switzer and Ian D. Graham and J. Decker Butzner and Mohsin Rashid and Ralph E Warren and Vernon D. Burrows},
  journal={Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association},
  volume={19 1},
UNLABELLED OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the impact of the gluten-free diet on the 5,240 members of the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA). Data are presented on 2,681 adults (>or=16 years) with biopsy-proven celiac disease (CD). METHODS A mail-out survey was used. Quality of life was evaluated using the 'SF12', and celiac-specific questions. RESULTS Mean age was 56 years, mean age at diagnosis was 45 years, and 75% were female. The 'SF12' summary scores were similar to normative Canadian… CONTINUE READING

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