Sunday, May 10, 2009

Which Country Appears to have more than its share of people with Celiac/Coeliac Disease?

According to the "Food from Finland" Website:

“"Finland is like a tourist paradise for people with coeliac disease on a special
diet,” suggests Antti Sierla, Finnish Ambassador to Brussels, in the latest
issue of the Keliakia magazine. The Embassy in Brussels arranged an event in
April where Finland was marketed as a model country in coping with coeliac

"An Exceptional Number of Coeliac Patients in Finland."

"Finland’s extensive knowledge of coeliac disease stems in part from the country’s
exceptionally high proportion of coeliac patients, around 1 per cent of the
adult population. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
in 2007 measured the prevalence of coeliac disease at 0.45 per cent, which
according to Keliakia is probably the world’s highest rate of diagnosed coeliac

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