A new study suggests gluten allergies have greater risks than previously believed.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – A new study suggests gluten allergies may carry greater risks than previously indicated. As reported by AFP, researchers found after examining data on patient biopsies from the period between 1969 and 2008 that individuals with celiac disease had an increased risk of related death.
Lead author of the study, Jonas Ludvigsson with the Orebro University Hospital, is quoted in the report as writing of possible factors that may lead to the increased risks, “Malnutrition of energy and vitamins and chronic inflammation may increase the risk of death.”
Peter Green with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, is quoted by AFP as also writing of the findings, “Until recently, gluten sensitivity has received little attention in the traditional medical literature, although there is increasing evidence for its presence in patients with various neurological disorders and psychiatric problems… The study by Ludvigsson and colleagues reinforces the importance of celiac disease as a diagnosis that should be sought by physicians. It also suggests that more attention should be given to the lesser degrees of intestinal inflammation and gluten sensitivity.”
More information about the study may be found in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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