5 Celiac Disease Statistics to Share

5 Celiac Disease Statistics to Share

May 07, 2019

Celiac Awareness Month is the perfect time to share updated celiac disease statistics. While celiac awareness continues to spread, unfortunately less than 20% of people with celiac disease are diagnosed. A 100% gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac disease. Before trying a gluten-free diet, talk to your doctor to get tested for celiac disease. Luckily, there are many safe certified gluten-free foods, including NuGo gluten-free protein bars and cookies.

  • One in 133 Americans have celiac disease.
  • More than half of adults with celiac disease have signs and symptoms that are not related to the digestive system.
  • 83% of Americans who have celiac disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
  • First-degree relatives of a person with celiac disease have a 1 in 22 chance of developing the disease.
  • 32% of restaurant foods labeled gluten-free contain gluten.


Beyond Celiac
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Mayo Clinic
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