Healthy Living: Celiac Disease

 

One in 133 Americans have celiac disease, although experts say many haven’t been diagnosed.

People with celiac disease have a reaction to gluten, which is present in anything made with wheat, rye or barley.

In Healthy Living, Courtney Hunter explains how researchers say they have found a potential cause for the condition, which brings them closer to a cure.

Babies are usually given their first solid foods at about six months, often containing gluten.

Jabri says children are more susceptible to viral infections at this age, and those who have the celiac gene could be at higher risk at that point for developing celiac disease.

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