- Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders
- Heart Failure and Celiac Disease
Heart Failure and Celiac Disease
With regard to celiac disease and cardiovascular disease, there are two conflicting schools of thought. The first suggests that the gluten-free diet might help people with celiac disease to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The second suggest the opposite: that a gluten-free diet may leave people with celiac disease at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease. What's the right answer?
Researchers have established a number of inflammatory markers as risk factors for atrial fibrillation (AF), but they know very little about how autoimmune diseases affect AF. A team of researchers recently set out to examine the association between celiac disease and AF in a large cohort of patients with biopsy-verified celiac disease.