Can stress in childhood lead to Celiac Disease?

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Celiac Disease

Some people are genetically at higher risk for developing the condition, but not everyone in this category actually gets the disease. No matter what your genetic risk level is, it takes some combination of life events — from gluten exposure to stress on your immune system — to activate the autoimmune attack that defines celiac disease. Here’s some new information on the role stress in childhood may play when it comes to developing Celiac Disease.

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