The High Impact of Celiac Disease on Women

Celiac, like other autoimmune diseases, affects women more than men. As high as 70 percent of American patients are female. The rate of undiagnosed celiac is also higher among women.

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.