Friday, October 06, 2006


As you might already know from the celiac mailing list, Dr. Peter Green is scheduled to appear on a CBS Evening News segment tonight. On the East Coast, the show starts at 6:30 pm.

This could be the first time in recent years that CBS Evening News covers celiac disease. I can find at least two examples of previous CBS network coverage--on The Early Show. Here they are:
Gluten Allergy Widespread (February 19, 2003)
"Although it's common in Europe, the perception has always been that celiac disease is a rare disorder in the United States. But a new study suggests that it's much more common than we thought. Researchers looked at more than 13,000 adults and children.

"They found that more than 1.5 million Americans may be affected. The disease was present in one out of 22 people who had a close relative with celiac disease and in one out of a 133 people who were not at risk...."

Communion Mom Looks To Vatican (August 19, 2004)
"An 8-year-old girl who suffers from a rare digestive disorder and cannot consume wheat has had her first Holy Communion declared invalid because the wafer contained none, violating Catholic doctrine...."

Photo: David Marc Fischer

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