Celiac Disease in Kids Detected by Growth Screenings

A new study from Finland that followed children between 1994 and 2009 was published 3/2/15 in the journal; JAMA Pediatrics. They found that 57 percent of the girls and 48 percent of the boys with Celiac Disease had abnormal growth two years before their diagnosis and researchers feel that 58% of those who are short for non-hormonal reasons have Celiac Disease. “Consequently, we recommend systematic growth screening as a primary method for the early detection of chronic disorders that affect growth, such as celiac disease”, the researchers said.