Sunday, March 9, 2008

Celiac and Pancreatic Insufficiency

This is an excellent article on Celiac and Pancreatic insufficiency.

Coeliac disease and pancreatic exocrine insufficiency

Click the above link for the entre article. Below is a small excerpt:

Historically, after diagnosis and the introduction of a gluten free diet, coeliac disease patients who experienced ongoing gastrointestinal symptoms were frequently suspected of failing to comply with their dietary restrictions.
However, evidence from a new study shows that around one third of these patients actually have a severe pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, which can be successfully managed by enzyme replacement therapy. This important finding can help substantially improve the quality of life of these patients.