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D deficiency, celiac disease, and autoimmunity: What’s the link?

Posted on: February 20, 2013   by  John Cannell, MD


Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages starting in infancy. Symptoms include chronic diarrhea, failure to thrive, and fatigue. Increasingly, diagnoses are being made in asymptomatic persons as a result of increased screening. Serological blood tests are the first-line test to make the diagnosis. Antibody blood tests are highly specific and sensitive. Historically, celiac disease was thought to be rare, but the diagnosis has dramatically increased in the last 20 years.

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2 Responses to D deficiency, celiac disease, and autoimmunity: What’s the link?

  1. [email protected]

    It appears GMO foods are causing much of this. See movie Genetic Roulette. The toxins inflame the gut, leading to leaky gut and sensitivity to grains.

  2. Rebecca Oshiro

    [email protected], while I am leery of GMO’s, I think that the high gluten content of modern (including non-GMO) hybrids, improper preparation of these foods, and disturbed gut flora are potentially more to blame for our intestinal woes than just GMO’s alone.

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