High gluten intake during the first 5 years of life may increase the risk for celiac disease, according to findings published in JAMA.
“Increased intake of gluten during the first 5 years of life is an independent risk factor for celiac disease autoimmunity and celiac disease in genetically predisposed children,” Daniel Agardh, MD, PhD, an adjunct senior lecturer at the Diabetes and Celiac Unit at Lund University in Sweden, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “It was reassuring that the results confirmed our previous findings for all participating countries in the [The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young] study.”
There is no commercial support for this activity.
Search Healio's robust listing of national and international medical meetings.
Tell us what you think about Healio.com »
Get the latest news and education delivered to your inbox
©2019 Healio All Rights Reserved.