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Are there nationality differences in regards to celiac disease?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Because celiac disease is hereditary, the disease occurs more often in certain ethnic/racial groups because more people in those groups carry the hla-dq2 and hla-dq8 genes that "cause" celiac disease.
The genes are more common in persons from northern and western europe, but are uncommon in western pacific rim populations (china, japan).

In brief: Yes

Because celiac disease is hereditary, the disease occurs more often in certain ethnic/racial groups because more people in those groups carry the hla-dq2 and hla-dq8 genes that "cause" celiac disease.
The genes are more common in persons from northern and western europe, but are uncommon in western pacific rim populations (china, japan).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Celiac Disease

Mayo clinic evaluated 8, 000 patients and found the highest prevalence in non-hispanic caucasians, although celiac can occur in any ethnicity or population.
http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/market/celiac-disease-may-vary-by-ethnicity-study-suggests.

In brief: Celiac Disease

Mayo clinic evaluated 8, 000 patients and found the highest prevalence in non-hispanic caucasians, although celiac can occur in any ethnicity or population.
http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/market/celiac-disease-may-vary-by-ethnicity-study-suggests.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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