Gluten Free In WNY is a Branch of The Gluten Intolerance Group®,
also known as GIG®, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Our Mission is to increase awareness by providing current, accurate,
information, and education, as well as support to persons with gluten
intolerance diseases, such as celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis,
their families, health care professionals and the general public In the Greater
Buffalo and Niagara Falls NY area.
On February 10th, 2003 a Large Multicenter Study was published regarding the
Prevalence of Celiac Disease in At-Risk and Not-At-Risk Groups in the United States.
Click here to view the abstract
In at-risk groups, the prevalence of CD was 1:22 in first-degree relatives, 1:39 in second-degree relatives, and 1:56 in symptomatic patients. The overall prevalence of CD in not-at-risk groups was 1:133.
(At-risk subjects were either relatives of patients with CD or were patients who presented with CD-associated symptoms (diarrhea, abdominal pain, and constipation) or with CD-associated disorders (type 1 diabetes mellitus, Down syndrome, anemia, arthritis, osteoporosis, infertility, and short stature).
Who In Your Family Has Celiac Disease?
Join Team Celiac at the Winter Walk for Diabetes
Sunday March 13th, 2005 Inside the Walden Galleria Mall
For More Information Contact: Mike Lodico @ 716-695-4302 or click on the events page
Support a National Organization that is working with others to increase awareness
of Celiac Disease and improve the lives of all on a Gluten Free Diet.
Join GIG National Today!!!
to view and print the PDF membership form.