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Doctors Once Thought Bananas Cured Celiac Disease. It Saved Kids’ Lives – At A Cost

Enlarge this image Susan Morgan, age 5, holds a bunch of bananas in Ponchatoula, La., in 1955. Susan was diagnosed with celiac disease and was prescribed a diet of 200 bananas weekly. AP hide caption toggle caption AP The year was 1945, and 2-year-old Lindy Thomson had been given a few weeks to live. She suffered from diarrhea and projectile vomiting, and was so thin and weak, she could no longer walk. Her parents had taken her from doctor to doctor. Finally, one in Buffalo, N.Y. — Dr. Douglas Arnold…

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