This week the Washington Post published its annual what’s out, what’s in list. Celiac Disease made the “what’s in” list for 2010. Before we pat ourselves on the back consider that adultery, gender tests, and thigh high boots also made the in list. Nonetheless, the publicity can’t be a bad thing.
Meanwhile kudos to Canada’s own Globe and Mail. Celiac Disease was included on their “Top 10 Stories from the Food World” in 2009.
In the article they write:
If you’re gluten-free, you’re not alone
There’s more reason now than ever to ask dinner guests about their dietary restrictions. Celiac disease, a digestive ailment triggered by gluten, is far more common today than it was in the 1940s and 50s, raising questions over whether modern food production and processing might be to blame. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., found that one in 100 people are now affected, compared with only one in every 400 to 500 half a century ago. Lest we exclude anyone, the bread we break better be gluten-free.
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