The Effects Of A Long Term Strictly Gluten Free Diet Essay
Conducting the Study
First, they determined that 39 patients were actually diagnosed with celiac disease and then they did a test for anti-transglutaminase immunoglobulin A to make sure the subjects of the study were following a strictly gluten free diet. The subjects in the study were on a diet gluten free diet for two years. Each subject on the gluten free diet was asked to bring a friend or family member along to participate in the study. These new participants were the control study and had to test negative for anti-transglutaminase antibodies (meaning they do not have celiac disease). The control subjects remained on their regular diets. Each control was matched with a gluten free subject by sex, age and social status. At the beginning of the study, the gluten free subjects had their BMI (Body Mass Index) compared with their BMI when they were diagnosed with celiac disease. The BMI, BMD (Bone Mineral Density) and FM (Fat Mass) of the gluten free subjects was compared to that of the matched controls.
Body Mass Index
Body weight and height were measured barefoot. World Health Organization states that anyone with a BMI of less than 18.5 is malnourished; anyone with a…