Celiac "Epidemics" Link to Infections Early in Life, Umea University Study  
12/19/2012 7:24:02 AM

Celiac disease affects about 1% of the population but occasional ‘epidemics’ have been noticed along with a seasonal variation in number of cases diagnosed. New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Pediatrics indicates that repeated infections early in life increases the risk for celiac disease.