Celiac disease might explain fertility problems

February 3, 2015 7:26 PM

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About one in 100 people have celiac disease. If they consume wheat, barley or rye, or foods that contain those grains, their immune response leads to intestinal damage, malnutrition and other problems.

Generally, women are considered infertile after one year of unsuccessfully trying to conceive, or six months if they are older than 35. The most common causes are hormonal problems that stop the ovaries from producing or releasing mature eggs. Being extremely underweight or overweight can impact fer...

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