Have you heard? Celiac disease can cause premature deaths

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Have you ever heard about celiac diseases? Well, it is an autoimmune disorder, where gluten triggers the immune system to attack the gut. But what’s creating news is a bigger shocker. This study elaborates that this disease can lead to premature deaths. Yeah, it’s true.  

The study, published in the journal JAMA, revealed that celiac disease was linked to increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and respiratory disease.

People with celiac disease have increased risk of dying prematurely despite increased awareness of the disease in recent years and better access to gluten-free food, say researchers.

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“We have known that celiac disease can cause a number of long-term complications that can impact life expectancy, but this study examines an entire population in the most recent era, at a time when awareness of celiac disease and access to gluten-free food is widespread,” said study first author Benjamin Lebwohl from Columbia University in the US.

Lebwohl added:

Despite this, we found that celiac disease is associated with long-term consequences. 

Previous studies have demonstrated a modest but persistent increased risk of premature death in patients with celiac disease.

Overall mortality was increased by 21% However, in recent years, more people with milder disease have been diagnosed and gluten-free food is widely available. It has therefore been hypothesised that celiac disease may no longer be associated with an increased risk of death.…

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