Additionally, it appears that bone health is also an issue in those with celiac disease. Children seem to be especially vulnerable to this as decreased mineralization of bone and subsequent development of osteoporosis is significant in this population.
Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune condition triggered by gluten proteins found in wheat and wheat related grains. The disease affects the intestines causing diarrhea, intestinal inflammation and nutrient malabsorption.
As the incidence of celiac disease and sensitivities to gluten appear to be increasing in frequency, a gluten free diet may be recommended in those who display any evidence of gastrointestinal inflammation.