Celiac Disease (Updated 4th Edition)

A Hidden Epidemic

by Peter H.R. Green M.D., Rory Jones

On Sale: 12/01/2020

Celiac Disease (Updated 4th Edition)

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Celiac Disease (Updated 4th Edition)

A Hidden Epidemic

by Peter H.R. Green M.D., Rory Jones

On Sale: 12/01/2020


About the Book

From Dr. Peter H. R. Green, internationally renowned expert on celiac disease and director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, and medical author Rory Jones, an updated fourth edition of the definitive book on celiac disease, one of the most underdiagnosed autoimmune diseases in the U.S.  

Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic is an indispensable guidebook for anyone with celiac disease as well as for those with gluten intolerance or food sensitivities on a gluten-free diet. Since the last edition in 2016, scientific advances have changed what we know about the disease, how it is diagnosed and treated, and the long-term effect of a gluten-free diet on the brain and body.

Celiac disease is a hereditary autoimmune condition that damages the lining of the small intestine so that it cannot properly absorb food. Without essential nutrients, the entire body begins to suffer. The disease is triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. The only “cure” for the disease is a life-long gluten-free diet. The disease affects nearly 1 in every 100 people in the United States—50 percent of whom remain undiagnosed and untreated. Although the primary target of injury is the small intestine, CD can and often does affect the entire body. Complications from the disease can include infertility, liver disease, osteoporosis, anemia, and other autoimmune diseases (such as Type 1 diabetes and Thyroid disease), neurological conditions, and even cancer.

This updated fourth edition includes the latest information on CD, gluten intolerance, and gluten sensitivity. The important updates cover everything from new testing devices to advances in therapies that may help prevent gluten from entering and/or harming the intestines, to new research on the long-term effect of the gluten-free diet on our minds and bodies. And more!

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Critical Praise

“The book the celiac world has needed all along.” - Gluten Intolerance Group Newsletter

“The definitive resource for every celiac, those yet to be diagnosed, and their families. Comprehensive and concise, yet easy to understand. This is a must-have book.” - Elaine Monarch, Executive Director, Celiac Disease Foundation

“Easy to read . . . full of common sense and suggestions that go to the heart of celiac concerns.” - Gluten-Free Living

“An exceptionally complete yet easy to read guide to celiac disease and strategies for living with it successfully. . . . Highly Recommended.” - ChildrenWithDiabetes.com

“A must-read for those with celiac disease and anyone with suspect symptoms (gastrointestinal complaints, anemia, fatigue, headaches, joint pain, etc.)....If you buy just one medical book about celiac disease, make it this one.” - Living Without

“Useful, in-depth information for sufferers. . . . This book is important for consumer health libraries and consumer health collections in public libraries.” - Library Journal

“Best consumer health books of 2006” - Library Journal


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063034853
  • ISBN 10: 0063034859
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 12/01/2020
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Immune & Autoimmune
  • BISAC2 : MEDICAL / Gastroenterology
  • BISAC3 : HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Gastrointestinal

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