Coeliac Disease in the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT)

Study Purpose

In this study, all citizen of Nord-Trøndelag County, Norway, above 18 years of age are invited to participate in a population-based health study, the HUNT study. Blood samples are drawn from the participants and assessed for celiac disease by a serological assay. Celiac disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the small intestine due to dietary gluten in wheat, barley and rye. The diagnosis will be verified through endoscopic assessment and biopsies from the small intestinal mucosa. The aims of the study are 1) to establish the population-based prevalence of celiac disease; 2) to assess the consequences of the disease from patient reported outcomes, symptoms, deficiencies, and co-morbidity; 3) to study possible risk factors and environmental triggering events; 4) to identify genetic predictors and gene-environmental interactions.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Study Type

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Eligible Ages 18 Years and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Participants of the forth round of the HUNT study.

Exclusion Criteria:

- None

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Lead Sponsor

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Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Eivind Ness-Jensen, md phd
Principal Investigator Affiliation NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Overall Status Recruiting
Countries Norway

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Celiac Disease
Arms & Interventions


Other: Endoscopy and biopsy

Participants of the HUNT study with a positive serological assay for celiac disease are invited to attain a diagnostic endoscopy with duodenal biopsies


Diagnostic Test: - Endoscopy and biopsy

Participants with a positive celiac serology are assessed by endoscopy and duodenal biopsy

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International Sites

Levanger, Norway




Levanger Hospital, Nord-Trøndelag Hospital Trust

Levanger, ,

Site Contact

Eivind Ness-Jensen, md phd

+47 74019248

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