Various studies suggest that there is a small increase in mortality in subjects with celiac disease compared to the general population, which returns to baseline within a few years. In two recent studies the standardized mortality ratio was 2.0 [53, 54]. In another recent study the hazard ratio for all mortality was 1.31, and this fell to 1.17 the 1st year after treatment . In an earlier study, five-year survival was the same for celiac patients as for the general population . Corrao et al. performed a large study of Italian celiacs, which showed that there was a small increase in death rate returns to baseline in the first few years after diagnosis . In this study increased mortality was observed in subjects with malabsorptive presentations if the diagnosis was delayed and in those poorly compliant with diet. The main cause of excess death in this study, as in others, was lymphoma
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What Is The Gluten Free Diet And What You Need To Know Before You Try It. You may have heard the term gluten free, and you may even have a general idea as to what it means to eat a gluten free diet. Most people believe this type of diet is a curse for those who simply cannot tolerate the protein known as gluten, as they will never be able to eat any food that contains wheat, rye, barley, malts, or triticale.