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Celiac Disease Could Put you at Risk for Cataracts Later in Life

 
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It’s not yet clear what specific nutritional deficiencies brought on by celiac disease might eventually lead to cataracts, Mollazadegan told Reuters Health.

For more information about celiac disease, a good place to start is the Awareness Campaign website at www.celiac.nih.gov. Goals of the campaign include not only improving the diagnosis rate for celiac disease, but also getting the word out about the many health consequences associated with the disease.

Sources:

http://www.caring4gi.com/go/gi/news?NewsItemId=20110624elin001.xml

http://www.mayoclinic.org/celiac-disease/

http://celiac.nih.gov/FAQ.aspx

Reviewed July 7, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg R.N.
Edited by Alison Stanton

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Even with gluten intolerance, cataracts can develope earlier than normal. No one will tell you it is because you are not getting enough Vitamin C.

July 9, 2011 - 4:03pm
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