Celiac sprue, or gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is a disorder caused by a specific sensitivity to the grain products wheat, barley, rye and oats. New research conducted at the University of Maryland shows that as many as one in every 150 people in the United States may have celiac sprue. Having a family member with the diagnosis increases the likelihood that you will have it, as does having diarrhea and/or iron deficiency anemia. A blood test is available to screen for the condition.
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