How many Italians do have celiac disease?by Roberta Lunghini - 2016.01.28
Currently, Italians who have celiac disease are 172,197. 48% of them are concentrated in the North, 22% in Central Italy, 19% in the South and 11% in the Islands. The Region that hosts the majority of them is Lombardy (30,541), followed by Lazio (17,355) and Campania (15,509). This is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It mostly affects women: 121,964 against 50,233 men, according to the latest Annual Report to Parliament by the Ministry of Health. From which it also emerges that, in this Country, the number of citizens with celiac disease is on the increase: nearly 8,000 more than in 2013 and 23,500 more compared to 2012.
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