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    Tartu
    Tartu University
    Contact: Prof. Vello Salupere
    International Medical Clinic
    Ulikooli 18
    Tartu EE 2400, Estonia
    Tel: 372-1434-28-497


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    Why does Estonia have such a low incidence of celiac compared to Finland? They are genetically very similar populations, but Estonia appears to have a much lower percentage of its population developing celiac.

    From what I have read, Finland is a big consumer of oral vitamin D fortified foods and fish oil, while Estonia is not. Could it be that

    1) excessive oral vitamin D intake over time causes downregulation of vitamin D receptors in the intestine, contributing to intestinal permeability, and

    2) vitamin D further enhances the immune system and helps trigger overreactions to gliadin?

    If this is the case, wouldn't it be wiser to promote Vitamin D supplementation through dermal routes instead of adding it to more and more foods?

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