I was diagnosed with Celiac last month and my research has me wondering: My Father in Law had significant bags under his eyes and so does my husband. When an allergist saw the bags under my young son's eyes, he mentioned that maybe he (my son) had a wheat allergy (didn't test him for it, we were there about a possible cat allergy). We said "No, look at his father, and his grandfather had those, too" Doctor said "Maybe they all had/have wheat allergies". Very interesting, but I didn't think anything of it, as neither husband nor son seemed to have a problem with wheat.
My Father in Law died of Pancreatic Cancer at 62, after being wrongly diagnosed with Diabetes. Now, I'm wondering whether this might have been the result of some unnoticed wheat allergy.
Does anyone know if there is a connection between Celiac, or Wheat Allergy and Pancreatic Cancer? My husband is afraid he, too, will die young and maybe going off wheat could help? Come to think of it, my Grandfather also died of Pancreatic Cancer, and here I am diagnosed with Celiac (albeit at 50).
Sorry to be so long-winded, but wondering if there's a known connection.