Some children with celiac may be able to consume gluten

04/15/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Asymptomatic children with biopsy-diagnosed celiac disease may not need to begin a gluten-free diet until they develop symptoms, according to researchers in the Netherlands. A small study of 32 children found that after 10 years, health status improved for 41% of those treated early for the disease and for 25% of those treated by preventing gluten-dependent symptoms that they developed after diagnosis.

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