...and then, there are more sources that say "ONLY" DQ2 and DQ8 are celiac-related genetic markers. People like Jebby (Jess) are unique.
The research is new and she is in the smallest population of celiacs right now.
Please understand, that the "celiac genes" are only related, not pre-determined as suggesting someone has celiac.
The genetic tests are used as diagnostic elimination at this time, not as inclusion.
And many people have HLA-DQ2 and DQ8 genes and never --repeat never--develop celiac. Read the rates of people with this gene who never express to see why it is only a factor, not a determinant.
Vitamin D deficiency occurs OFTEN in the absence of celiac.
Vitamin D deficiency can occur for a number of reasons:
You don't consume the recommended levels of the vitamin over time. This is likely if you follow a strict vegetarian diet, because most of the natural sources are animal-based, including fish and fish oils, egg yolks, cheese, fortified milk, and beef liver.
Your exposure to sunlight is limited. Because the body makes vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight, you may be at risk of deficiency if you are homebound, live in northern latitudes, wear long robes or head coverings for religious reasons, or have an occupation that prevents sun exposure.
You have dark skin. The pigment melanin reduces the skin's ability to make vitamin D in response to sunlight exposure. Some studies show that older adults with darker skin are at high risk of vitamin D deficiency.
Your kidneys cannot convert vitamin D to its active form. As people age their kidneys are less able to convert vitamin D to its active form, thus increasing their risk of vitamin D deficiency.
Your digestive tract cannot adequately absorb vitamin D. Certain medical problems, including Crohn's disease, cystic fibrosis, and celiac disease, can affect your intestine's ability to absorb vitamin D from the food you eat.
You are obese. Vitamin D is extracted from the blood by fat cells, altering its release into the circulation. People with a body mass index of 30 or greater often have low blood levels of vitamin D.
Celiac is a possible reason, yes but not the only reason. My husband (not a celiac) had a D deficiency, but he avoids the sun (he is a very
white-skinned blue-eyed blonde Irishman who burns easily) and we lived in a Northern climate.
Consider everything before thinking...it must be celiac.
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Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac 11/01/10. Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.