People with Celiac Disease More Likely to Fracture Bones, per Review by Finland & UK Researchers


Researchers from the University of Tampere and Seinäjoki Central Hospital in Finland, and the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, analyzed various studies which compared the incidence of bone fractures among people with and without a celiac disease (CD) diagnosis.

From the article featured on “People diagnosed with celiac disease are almost twice as likely as those without it to break a bone, according to a new review of the evidence.” 

“In studies that followed people over time, those who had a diagnosis of celiac disease at the start were about 30 percent more likely to suffer a bone fracture and 69 percent more likely to have a hip fracture than others, according to the analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.”

“Since the disease affects nutrient absorption in the small intestine, it could lead to poor absorption of vitamin D and calcium, or chronic intestinal inflammation could interfere with bone formation, they write.”

Read the complete article HERE. 

If you have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease and have not yet had a bone density exam, please discuss with your health care professional (i.e. get one!). If you have not yet been diagnosed with CD and have had a bone or hip fracture in the past and have a family member with Celiac Disease, or are suffering from other classic CD symptoms, consider testing for CD.  It is also important to have your nutritional levels checked to be sure you are not deficient in Calcium and Vitamin D, critical to bone health.

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