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Celiac Disease Not Linked to Age of First Exposure

Reuters reports a new study published in the journal Pediatrics which investigates the relationship between a baby’s first exposure to gluten and their risk for developing celiac disease. Previous research suggested the age of four to six months as prime time for introducing an infant to gluten, but this study revealed that introducing gluten to a baby before or after that time does not increase the baby’s risk for developing celiac disease. Researchers found that study participants with a genetic predisposition for the disease or a family history of the disease were more likely to develop celiac. No link was found between the age of first exposure and the risk for developing the gluten intolerance.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the study published in Pediatrics.