Celiac Disease: Risk Factors, Health Implications and Dietary Management


Patricia Garner (Editor)

Series: Digestive Diseases – Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED031000

Celiac disease (CD) was once viewed as a rare disorder, but it is now known to directly affect the lives of millions worldwide. Over the years, many adults with CD have been found to persist in having poor mental and physical health with poor quality-of-life, despite their adherence to a gluten-free diet. The reasons for the failure of a gluten-free diet to restore good general health are unsettled. Both genetic predisposition and environmental factors contribute to the pathogenesis of CD, which results in a small bowel inflammatory reaction that leads to tissue destruction. CD is characterized by a dysregulated immune response to gluten proteins. This book discusses risk factors, health implications and dietary management of celiac disease. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Risk Factors and Epidemiology of Celiac Disease in Brazil
Larissa Bezerra Santos, Fabiana Maria dos Santos, Iêda Nishitokukado, Carmen Lucia Ortiz-Agostinho, and Aytan Miranda Sipahi (São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 2. Metabolic Bone Diseases and Muscle and Joint Changes in Celiac Disease
Iva Hoffmanová (2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)

Chapter 3. Psychosocial Challenges in Adult Celiac Disease
Donald F. Smith (Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit, Institute for Clinical Medicine, Psychiatric Hospital of Aarhus University, Risskov, Denmark)


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