New connection in genes that cause Celiac disease in children - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

New connection in genes that cause Celiac disease in children

Researchers have identified genes that increase a child's risk for Celiac disease.  

That's when the immune system reacts to gluten, so people with the illness try to avoid a certain wheat protein.  

Past studies have indicated one of two genes might be to blame. 

But now, a study of more than 6,000 newborns with either of two genes found 1/4 of the children who had both developed symptoms of celiac by age five.

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