October 22nd, 2009

McAllister: Light shed on celiac disease, osteoporosis

By Kelley Luckstein

Scientists have long known that people with celiac disease have a higher than average risk for developing osteoporosis, but until recently the link between the two conditions was poorly understood.

 

Celiac disease is caused by an immune system reaction to gluten, a natural protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye…

 

The condition is becoming increasingly prevalent in the U.S., according to the findings of a Mayo Clinic study published last month in the medical journal Gastroenterology.

 

Green Valley News, 10/20/09

Tags: celiac disease, GI, Mayo Clinic Arizona, osteoporosis

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