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Cancer Prevention Special Issue

From eNewsletter 7/1/2024

DID YOU KNOW that last September, the Italian Parliament ended a 30 year debate and approved national screening for celiac disease for all children aged 1-17 years? Italy decided to do this because even with a good healthcare system, 60 percent of cases remained undiagnosed.

In 2017, the US Preventive Services Task Force reviewed the scientific literature and concluded that the evidence was insufficient to assess the balance of harms and benefits of national screening for celiac disease.

Celiac disease is one of the most common chronic autoimmune disorders, affecting 1 in 70 people worldwide. The ratio of those who react to gluten but do not have true celiac disease are believed to be much lower than 1 in 70.

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