Celiac Disease & Bone Health Study At Columbia University

0 Comments 05 March 2009

Are you newly diagnosed with celiac disease? Would you like to be part of a bone health study at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University?

Here is a brief summary of the study.

Title: Bone Health in Patients with Celiac Disease

Purpose: The purpose of the study is to look at how the bones change after starting a gluten-free diet in patients diagnosed with celiac disease.

Background: Osteoporosis is a complication of untreated celiac disease. The inflammation seen in the small intestines of patients with celiac disease is caused by the ingestion of gluten. This inflammation makes it difficult for the body to absorb calcium and vitamin D, which are essential for building and maintaining healthy bones.  Lack of these nutrients can cause the bones to become weak and break. When people with celiac disease eliminate foods containing gluten from their diet, normal absorption of nutrients from the intestines is usually restored within a few months – though it may take up to two years in older adults.

Eligibility criteria:
All patients must meet the following requirements:
1. Pre-menopausal women ages 20-50
2. Confirmed diagnosis of celiac disease
3. Not started or within 1 month of starting a gluten-free diet
4. Able to travel to NYC for the study visits (2 visits only)

If you are interested or you need any more information please contact:

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