Early Life Infections May Be a Risk Factor for Celiac Disease in Childhood

According to researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, infections which occurred during the first 18 months of a child’s life, may increase the risk of developing celiac disease later in childhood, raising the possibility that infections can alter the immune system and act as a trigger to turn on celiac. The study is the first large-scale population-based cohort study, however the researchers also conclude¬†“… non-causal explanations for this association due to surveillance bias and reverse causation cannot be excluded”.

View Abstract featured in the American Journal of Gastroenterology HERE. 

More articles on the study may be viewed here and here.

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