Physician: Celiac disease one of most underdiagnosed conditions in U.S.

03/5/2012 | Oregonian (Portland), The

Celiac disease is "the most common -- and one of the most underdiagnosed –- hereditary autoimmune conditions in the United States today," according to Dr. Peter Green, director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. People who do not have celiac disease but feel better after removing gluten from their diets may have a gluten sensitivity, says Green. He says the sensitivity is more common than celiac disease, which should be diagnosed by both a blood test and biopsy in adults.

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