I just read a wonderful article in the New York Times by Dr. Sheila Crowe, a professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology in the department of medicine at the University of Virginia. I was intrigued when the article started out by asking the question of do the Irish have a higher percentage of celiac disease than other populations.
My husband is Irish and therefore my kids are Irish too. Whenever I go to celiac events I seem to notice a higher percentage of Irish folks and Jews than others in the room. Now, I live in Chicago, and there seem to be a higher percentage of Irish folks and Jews everywhere. But I have always been curious about the actual statistics. I also was intrigued about the many answers Dr. Crowe gave regarding testing for celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
To read the article regarding celiac disease from the New York Times click here.