Heavy kids can have celiac disease, too

January 30, 2015 10:16 PM

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It's a common misconception - even among many doctors - that celiac disease is limited to people who are underweight.

“Being overweight certainly does not exclude the diagnosis, as this paper shows,” said Dr. Peter Green, director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, who was not involved in the new study.

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