What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body mistakenly reacts to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, as if it were a poison.

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Down Syndrome and Celiac Disease

Down syndrome is closely linked with autoimmune diseases, including celiac disease, but this connection is often overlooked. Research suggests that 5-15% of people with Down syndrome have celiac disease.

Following Gluten-Free Diet Essential for Bone Recovery

Celiac disease can impact bone development at a crucial stage in childhood. Compliance with a gluten-free diet is the prime contributor to bone recovery, according to a study from Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Seville, Spain.