Whilst it's good to see that research is going to take place re the impact of gluten intolerance we've always been surprised that there are no figures kept on the amount of individuals diagnosed each year with Coeliac Disease.
It's not necessary for GP's to notify a positive CD blood test or for a hospital Gastro department to notify a positive endoscopy procedure.
Most of the figures for people diagnosed with CD being bandied around are based on the amount of new yearly members of CUK.
Are you surprised that this is the case?
We wonder do the big gluten free food manufacturers have an alternative source of info? They seem unlikely to pour money into manufacturing gf foodstuffs on a figure plucked out of the air.
Other major diseases, including autoimmune, have figures to hand showing the amount of new cases diagnosed. If it's possible to capture these then why not CD? What's your view? If you live outside the UK what happens in your country?