Link Between Celiac Disease and Nerve Damage

A recent study from Sweden that followed 28,332 Celiacs (every Celiac Diagnosed in Sweden) between 1969 and 2008 found a 2.5 fold increase in risk for developing neuropathy (nerve damage). The study was published in JAMA Neurology. Other studies in the US have found that about 39% of those with Celiac also have symptoms of neuropathy.

Dr Jonas F. Ludvigsson, professor of clinical epidemiology at Karolinska Institute says; “There is a real association between Celiac Disease and neuropathy…we have precise risk estimates in a way we haven’t had before.”  He also thinks that this could change clinical practice because when a neurologist diagnoses someone with neuropathy and there is not a known cause; he might consider screening the patient for Celiac Disease and some will be diagnosed with Celiac Disease and get treatment and then feel better.  See link below for the full article.

http://time.com/3854589/celiac-gluten-neuropathy/

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2 thoughts on “Link Between Celiac Disease and Nerve Damage

    1. There has been much going around about this but nothing that can be substantiated. I heard that Dr. Fasano may be looking into this. I will post about it when there are some substantiated studies. I have addressed it in my weekly newsletter several times, but there have to be some real studies before I will give a lot of credence to it.

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