While celiac disease is estimated to affect about 1% of the world’s population, it is thought to be uncommon not only in India but also in the whole Asia. There is a lack of studies on the prevalence of celiac disease from Asian nations.

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I have found some researching study done in north of China, between 2003 to 2008 have been screened 62 between women, men, young people between 28 to 73 years old and 4 people have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease .

These findings show that, contrary to the previous medical thinking that celiac is a disease predominantly affecting Caucasian Europeans, the condition is better understood as “one of the most common hereditary and non, disorders worldwide.

As diets in Asia become more Westernised and it’s more exposure to wheat or many other sources of gluten, numbers of people may be at risk for celiac disease. The symptoms can vary widely between individuals and, without routine testing for celiac disease, may be difficult to diagnose. Further studies are needed to fully understand the prevalence of this disease in Asia and diagnose and treat individuals suffering from celiac disease.

 

Studies on celiac disease in Asia:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgh.13270/abstract

News and research from China:

https://www.asianscientist.com/2013/12/health/celiac-disease-rampant-china-2013/

News and research from India:

https://www.celiac.com/articles/23030/1/Celiac-Disease-More-Prevalent-in-North-Indian-Asian-Populations/Page1.html

http://celiacdiseaseindia.com/index.php

http://celiacindia.org.in/about-celiac-disease/celiac-disease/prevalence/

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