From: Ron Hoggan
Date: Sun, 26 May 1996 23:41:37 -0700 (MST)
Subject: tooth defects, bone minerals, etc

Here are some references:
1. Maki, et. al. "Dental enamel defects in first-degree relatives of
     coeliac disease patients" LANCET, Vol. 337, pages 763-764, March 30,
2. Ballinger, et. al. "Dental enamel defects in coeliac disease" LANCET
     vol. 343, pages 230-231, Jan. 22, 1994
3. Mazure, et. al. "Bone Mineral Affection in Asymptomatic Adult Patients
     with Celiac Disease" THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol. 89,
     no. 12, page 2130-2134, 1994
4. Marsh, Michael N. "Bone Disease and Gluten Sensitivity: Time to Act, 
     vol. 89, no. 12, pages 2105-2107, 1994. 

There are, of course, many other references in the literature, that 
indicate that such symptoms are the result of not absorbing minerals, and 
the vitamins also necessary for metabolizing these minerals, as a result 
of the poorer absorption that is part of gluten intolerance. As my mother 
was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and then her blood demonstrated 
antigliadin antibodies at 40% above the normal range, I am inclined to 
think that her arthritic pain is also the result of gluten intolerance. 
Because this intolerance is a genetic ailment, and because I have gluten 
intolerance, my mother's medical profile is becoming rapidly clearer. I 
sincerely hope it is not too late to reverse some of the damage that 
gluten has done. 

I should point out that my 24 year old daughter has had muscle pain since
puberty. She was diagnosed with gluten intolerance last year, and she 
says that mineral and vitamin supplementation of much the same sort as 
outlined my Ms. Williamson is necessary for her continued comfort, in 
addition to the gluten-free diet. 

I hope these references are helpful. If you need more, I can have a bunch 
for you by end of business tomorrow Mountain Daylight Time. 

Best Wishes, 
Ron Hoggan