How Soon Will I Recover From Celiac Disease After Going on a Gluten-Free Diet?
By: Peter on February 15, 2011
A large study of 381 celiac disease patients at the Mayo Clinic showed that the intestinal recovery is slow, with only about one third of patients recovering after 2 years. This fraction improves after 5 years, but while a gluten-free diet is very important, many people do not recover completely. As might be expected, people had a better chance of a partial or full recovery when sticking to their gluten-free diet more religiously.
Mucosal Recovery and Mortality in Adults with Celiac Disease After Treatment With a Gluten-Free Diet by Rubio-Tapia, A., et al., Amer. J. Gastroenterology, 2010, 105, 1412-1420.