All of these measurements have wide ranges of values in both control (Doniach and Shiner, 1957; Butterworth and Perez-Santiago, 1958; Rubin et al., 1960a and b; Shiner and Doniach, 1960; Chacko, Job, Johnson, and Baker, 1961; Cameron et al., 1962; Jos, 1963; Yardley, Bayless, Norton, and Hendrix, 1962; Astaldi, Conrad, Ratto, and Costa, 1965; Madanagopalan et al., 1965; Swanson and Thomassen, 1965; Stewart, Pollock, Hoffbrand, Mollin, and Booth, 1967; Pollock Nagle, Jeejeebhoy, and Coghill, 1970) and coeliac (Rubin et al, 1960a; Shiner and Doniach, 1960; Chacho et al., 1961; Cameron et al., 1962; Jos, 1962; Yardley et al., 1962; Bolt, Parrish, French, and Pollard, 1964; Madanagopalan et al., 1965; Stewart et al., 1967; Hamilton, Lynch, and Reilly, 1969; Pollock et al., 1970) mucosae and the differences between the means are small (Rubin et al., 1960a; Shiner and Doniach, 1960; Jos, 1962; Madanagopalan et al., 1965; Stewart et al., 1967).
From Chapman B.L., Henry K., Paice F., Stewart J. S. & Coghill N. F., Gut, 6:905-909, 1973
More cases of oh-my-god-life-is-too-short here: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v360/n6399/abs/360011a0.html
I particularly like the concept of “write as you speak”. Italians would also add “speak as you eat”.