by Daquella manera

Increased Risk for Celiac Disease- Early infections matter

by Daquella manera
by Daquella Manera

This study-

Early infections are associated with increased risk for celiac disease: an incident case-referent study

suggests that having repeated infectious episodes under six months old provide increased risk for celiac disease.

Having three or more parental-reported infectious episodes, regardless of type of infection, during the first six months of life was associated with a significantly increased risk for later celiac disease, and this remained after adjusting for infant feeding and socioeconomic status (odds ratio [OR] 1.5; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.1-2.0; P=0.014). The celiac disease risk increased synergistically if, in addition to having several infectious episodes, infants were introduced to dietary gluten in large amounts, compared to small or medium amounts, after breastfeeding was discontinued (OR 5.6; 95% CI, 3.1-10; P<0.001).

Take Home Message:

Prevent infections in newborns

Introduce gluten in small amounts, preferably while breastfeeding.

 

 

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