Celiac Disease Linked to Common Chemical Pollutants

NEW YORK, May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Elevated blood levels of toxic chemicals found in pesticides, nonstick cookware, and fire retardants have been tied to an increased risk for celiac disease in young people, new research shows.

Note: video commentary from the researcher is available at https://bcove.video/2z5WfEj

According to NYU Grossman School of Medicine researchers who led the study, people with the immune disorder have severe gut reactions, including diarrhea and bloating, to foods containing gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. The only treatment is a gluten-free diet, with no bread, pasta, or cake, says lead investigator and doctoral student Abigail Gaylord, MPH. Read more here.

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