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Infertility, Impotency and Celiac Disease
A recent study provides stronger evidence that celiac disease may have a negative impact on pregnancy and female fertility.
Celiac disease likely predisposes individuals to Toxoplasma gondii infection, and may promote distribution of the ingested Toxoplasma gondii oocysts beyond small bowel lesions and might increase sensitivity to gluten in some way. On the other hand, the presence of Toxoplasma gondii may promote the celiac disease in susceptible individuals.
Is celiac disease associated with infertility? Although some reports suggest that as much of 8% of women with unexplained infertility have celiac disease, others found no correlation between the two conditions. And there is little hard evidence that celiac disease is an actual cause of infertility.