Still having that occasional slice of bread?
Can’t resist having that cookie “just this one time”?
Well then step right up. You’re now officially a prime candidate for lymphoma.
Researchers at Columbia University announced yesterday that patients with celiac disease who had persistent intestine damage (identified with repeat biopsy) had a higher risk of lymphoma than patients whose intestines healed.
The study shows that “celiac patients with persistent villous atrophy-as seen on follow-up biopsy-have an increased risk of lymphoma, while those with healed intestines have a risk that is significantly lower, approaching that of the general population.”
So we have that going for us…which is nice (name the movie).
This is reason number 143 why I hate the fact that our disease has been kidnapped by the food companies and gluten-free has been turned into some ridiculous fad.
This is some serious sh*t folks. Let’s all do our best to make sure it gets treated that way.
Don’t cheat. Stay alive. Please.