Age Of Gluten Introduction Does Not Increase Risk Of Celiac Disease

January 19, 2015 9:10 PM

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Previous studies have linked the age of gluten introduction to an increased risk of celiac disease in genetically predisposed children. Yet new findings published in the journal Pediatrics show that whenever wheat gluten is introduced, it shouldn't increase any risk.

For the study, researchers at Lund University in Sweden examined the correlation between the age of gluten introduction and the risk of CD in genetically predisposed children. Data was collected from 6,436 newborn infants who were screened for high-risk HLA-genotypes for CD. They were then followed-...

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