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Higher early gluten intake may up pediatric celiac disease risk

Researchers associated elevated gluten intake in early life to a 6.1% increased likelihood of celiac disease autoimmunity by age 3, with every additional gram of gluten daily, equivalent to almost a half-slice of white bread, linked to 7.2% higher odds of celiac disease. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association were based on data involving more than 6,600 newborns with a genotype linked to type 1 diabetes and celiac disease born between 2004 and 2010.

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