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COELIAC DISEASE

COELIAC DISEASE Coeliac disease originally described in the second century AD by Aretaeus of Cappodocia, was noted to result in diarrhoea and emaciation in both children and adults alike. The word coeliac is derived from the Greek word Koiliakos, which was used by Aretaeus and meant suffering in the bowels. It was not until 1700 years later in 1888 that the next clear clinical account of the condition was given by Samuel Gee of Gee's Linctus fame in his classical paper On the Coeliac Affection. He said that if the patient can be cured at all, it must be by means of diet, and he noted that children on a diet of only mussels improved although the children complained that the diet was worse than the disease Although Haas in 1924 advocated a diet of only bananas, it was not until 1953 that Dicke and his colleagues observed the toxicity of wheat. Rye, barley and oats were subsequently shown to exacerbate coeliac disease, although some disagreement remains concerning the toxicity of oats. The modern glutenfree diet usually excludes wheat, rye, barley and oats and because the condition is a permanent intolerance to gluten, the glutenfree diet is a diet for life. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nutrition & Food Science Emerald Publishing

COELIAC DISEASE

Nutrition & Food Science , Volume 91 (3): 2 – Mar 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0034-6659
DOI
10.1108/eb059334
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Abstract

Coeliac disease originally described in the second century AD by Aretaeus of Cappodocia, was noted to result in diarrhoea and emaciation in both children and adults alike. The word coeliac is derived from the Greek word Koiliakos, which was used by Aretaeus and meant suffering in the bowels. It was not until 1700 years later in 1888 that the next clear clinical account of the condition was given by Samuel Gee of Gee's Linctus fame in his classical paper On the Coeliac Affection. He said that if the patient can be cured at all, it must be by means of diet, and he noted that children on a diet of only mussels improved although the children complained that the diet was worse than the disease Although Haas in 1924 advocated a diet of only bananas, it was not until 1953 that Dicke and his colleagues observed the toxicity of wheat. Rye, barley and oats were subsequently shown to exacerbate coeliac disease, although some disagreement remains concerning the toxicity of oats. The modern glutenfree diet usually excludes wheat, rye, barley and oats and because the condition is a permanent intolerance to gluten, the glutenfree diet is a diet for life.

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Nutrition & Food ScienceEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1991

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