Results
                                                                                                                         Thank You

            Thank you to all the participants who helped with my celiac research project. Because of your help I have collected over 500 questionnaires.


 

                   Some information about me and this project.
             As you know, this research was for my science fair project at school. I am in the 7th grade, and I as well have celiac disease. It took my mom and I years to figure out what was bothering us. We went from doctor to doctor with our aching stomachs wondering what to do and what was the problem. When I was in 4th grade, my pediatrician finally diagnosed me with celiac disease, and my mom soon got diagnosed after me. The summer before I was going into 7th grade, I started to think about what to do for my science fair project (I had heard a lot about how big and hard this project was). I knew I wanted to do something on celiac disease, but I didn't know what. Then I remember my mom telling me that I had severe colic as a baby, and so I made the connection. When a baby has colic they must be having a stomach ache from something they ate, and that possibly could be wheat or gluten. So, I went to work, and thanks to your help I have succeeded.


Contact

            If you have any questions or concerns please reach me at my email: jackie@glutenfreeconsultants.com or askew.jacquelyn@sfcs.net
And take a look at my other website:
http://glutenfreeconsultants.com

If you would like to read more about my project:

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                                          An Over All View
            This experiment was used to determine if there is a correlation between celiac disease and colic. Both celiac and colic have similar symptoms, recognizing the similarities is cause to see if  colic could be a precursor to celiac disease, as stated in my hypothesis. Should the  two be related, testing for celiac disease as an infant with colic could lead to much earlier diagnosis in millions of people.
      The procedure of this project was to create a questionnaire.  I then created a web site which I sent to key celiac groups.  Next, I created survey boxes and put them with pads of surveys and distributed them across the United States.  The survey asks the participants to answer a few questions such as: "Do you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance?"  Of those who fit within this group, the questions inquired if they had colic as an infant.
     The results of this experiment were overwhelming; it proved my hypothesis true that there is a correlation between the two health issues.  I found 39% of people with celiac or gluten intolerance to have had colic as an infant.  I believe, this percentage is a significant amount for doctors to start checking infants who have colic for celiac disease since the norm for colic is 20% of the population. Now people who have celiac disease or gluten intolerance will not have to suffer as long and can make the necessary lifestyle changes to ease their suffering much earlier in life.

      Hopefully this information will change the world, or at least the lives of people who have celiac disease.


                   Thank You