Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free in the News

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The Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (SSCD) has released a statement on the Covid-19 vaccination.

The statement concludes with "As the safety and efficacy data on Covid vaccination has emerged, there is no evidence to suggest that people with celiac disease would be more prone to an adverse effect of vaccination. Celiac disease is not considered an allergy, and by itself does not prompt additional precaution when proceeding with vaccination. Patients with concerns about vaccination and their particular circumstance should speak with their health care provider. We will undergo Covid-19 vaccination as soon as it is offered to us, and we urge our patients to do so."

Read the latest edition of Impact, the newsletter from the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.  This edition features articles on the microbiome, fall root vegetable dishes from the dietitians, and more.
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The Mayo Clinic conducted a study  of over 14,000 children, including over 10,000 who were prescribed antibiotics at least once before the age of 2. The study found an association between exposure to antibiotics and childhood onset of several health conditions, including celiac disease.

The study found girls to be at higher risk of developing celiac disease for children who received prescriptions for antibiotics.