Thursday, May 03, 2012

A celiac/kidney connection? 

I found this surprising article in the Celiac.com newsletter for September 26. I knew that diabetes effects the kidneys (I have a relative with renal failure), but not celiac disease:

Increased Risk of End-stage Renal Disease in People with Celiac Disease

Now that a link has been established, I wonder if anything is to be done for it other than the standard gluten-free diet? In a way, I am "lucky" that I have another autoimmune disease that requires regular monitoring of my kidneys, so if anything goes askew, it will be caught early. So far my kidneys are fine and dandy.

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