Question: What race is celiac disease common in?

Celiac disease is actually a disease of Caucasians. The genes that are involved in celiac disease are northern European genes. Now, theyve been spread all around the world, but if you look at which ethnic groups have celiac disease, its much less common in black people and Asian except South Asian.

Is celiac more common in white people?

Celiac disease has been thought to be more common in whites all along, but the study is the first to examine the prevalence of celiac disease and patterns of eating gluten-free diets by race, according to the authors.

Do African Americans have celiac disease?

Celiac disease occurs in African-Americans and may well be underdiagnosed. Special attention needs to be given to methods that encourage adherence to the diet in minority groups.

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