Gluten abstinence may reduce atherosclerosis risks

06/14/2013 | Healio

A gluten-free diet may help people with celiac disease reduce their risk of early atherosclerosis, according to a small study of 20 adults published in AP&T. Researchers said normalizing small bowel mucosa through gluten abstinence appears to be associated with a beneficial effect, but larger studies are needed to better define cardiovascular risk factors and benefits of a gluten-free diet in patients with celiac disease.

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