gluten celiac disease statistics

Gluten / Celiac Disease Statistics

Gluten / Celiac Disease Statistics Data
Percent of people who suffer from a gluten sensitivity of some kind 7.5 %
Number of Americans who have Celiac Disease 3,250,000
Percent of Americans with Celiac Disease that are not diagnosed 97 %
Number of known Celiac disease symptoms 295
Percent of the U.S. population who have the genes necessary for Celiac Disease 30 %
Average price increase of gluten free products over their non-gluten free counterpart 242 %
Number of drugs available to treat celiac disease 0
Percent of children diagnosed with Celiac disease who were asymptomatic 60 %
Percent of adults diagnosed with Celiac disease who were asymptomatic 41 %
Reasons consumers gave for eating gluten-free products Percent
I have not been diagnosed but I eat gluten-free for reasons other than sensitivity 36 %
I have been daignosed with celiac disease by a doctor 28 %
I have not been diagnosed but believe I may be gluten intolerant 17 %
I have not been diagnosed but I am sure I am gluten intolerant 11 %
I am not sure if I am gluten intolerant but I am testing to see if I am 9 %
Gluten-Free Food Industry Sales Statistics Sales
Global gluten-free food market size (retail packaged products) $3,420,000,000
Annual U.S. retail sales of all gluten-free products $15,586,000,000
Gluten-free food sales in U.S. conventional supermarkets $5,523,000,000
Gluten-free food sales in U.S. natural supermarkets $1,065,900,000

Some research has examined how wheat cross-breeding in recent decades may or may not have contributed to the spike in celiac disease cases. Scientists have commented that removing gluten from your diet does not help you lose weight. In fact, you can eat as many gluten-free products or gluten-free junk food as you want, and you still won’t lose weight.

Gluten Details and Information
Gluten is a Latin word that means “glue,” due to its ability to hold grains like wheat, barley, and rye together. Gluten is extracted from flour by kneading the flour, agglomerating the gluten into an elastic network, a dough, and then washing out the starch. To some with a gluten intolerance it can cause indigestion, headache, nausea, skin rashes, chronic fatigue, and even depression.
Statistic Verification
Source: National Institutes of Health, Univ. of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
Research Date: February 23rd, 2016

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