- Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders
- Heart Failure and Celiac Disease
Heart Failure and Celiac Disease
People with celiac disease face double the risk of coronary artery disease compared with the general population, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session.
A team of researchers recently looked at young adults with celiac disease to see what, if any, added risk they may have for developing atherosclerosis.
Some doctors and nutritionists have expressed concern that a gluten-free diet might increase the risk of cardiovascular problems in patients with 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?