No popular authors found.
Ads by Google:

Categories

No categories found.


Get Celiac.com's E-Newsletter





Ads by Google:


Follow / Share


  FOLLOW US:
Twitter Facebook Google Plus Pinterest RSS Podcast Email  Get Email Alerts
SHARE:

Popular Articles

No popular articles found.
Celiac.com Sponsors:

New Evidence for Birth Season and Region as Risk Factors for Celiac Disease


Photo: CC--Akinori Yamada

Celiac.com 09/09/2016 - Celiac disease incidence has increased in recent decades. How much do sex, age at diagnosis, year of birth, month of birth and region of birth have to do with celiac disease risk?

A team of researchers recently conducted a nationwide prospective cohort longitudinal study to examine the association between celiac disease diagnosis and season of birth, region of birth and year of birth. The research team included Fredinah Namatovu, Marie Lindkvist, Cecilia Olsson, Anneli Ivarsson, and Olof Sandström. They are variously affiliated with the Department of Food and Nutrition, the Department of Clinical Sciences, Pediatrics, and the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health at Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden.

Their study included 1,912,204 children aged 0–14.9 years born in Sweden from 1991 to 2009. They found a total of 6,569 children diagnosed with biopsy-verified celiac disease from 47 pediatric departments. The team used Cox regression to examine the association between celiac disease diagnosis and season of birth, region of birth and year of birth.

Ads by Google:

They found that children born during spring, summer and autumn had higher celiac disease risk, as compared with children born during winter: adjusted HR for spring 1.08 (95% CI 1.01 to 1.16), summer 1.10 (95% CI 1.03 to 1.18) and autumn 1.10 (95% CI 1.02 to 1.18). Increased celiac disease risk was highest for children born in the south, followed by central Sweden, as compared with children born in northern Sweden.

The birth cohort of 1991–1996 had increased celiac disease risk if born during spring, for the 1997–2002 birth cohort the risk increased for summer and autumn births, while for the birth cohort of 2003–2009 the risk was increased if born during autumn.

Both independently and together, season of birth and region of birth are associated with increased risk of developing celiac disease during the first 15 years of life. These seasonal differences in risk levels are likely due to seasonal variation in infectious disease exposure.

Source:

Celiac.com welcomes your comments below (registration is NOT required).












Related Articles



Comments




Rate this article and leave a comment:
Rating: * Poor Excellent
Your Name *: Email (private) *:




In Celiac.com's Forum Now:


Hi David, there are 3 different conditions basically: Celiac disease, non celiac gluten sensitivity and wheat allergy. Celiac disease - blood tests: Gliadin IgG Gliadin IgA Endomysium IgG Endomysium IgA ttg IgG ttG IgA total IgA - this is not a celia...

Is non-celiac wheat sensitivity a persistent condition? A team of researchers recently set out to assess how many patients with a diagnosis of non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS) still experienced symptoms of wheat sensitivity after an average follow-up time of 99 months. Using data collected fr...

Well, the biopsy came back just plain old reflux/esophagitis. No EoE. This is reassuring in some ways for me. I didn't really want to give up ice cream! I hope that a gluten-free diet clears up your symptoms for you. For me, I guess it's just no evening snacking, less coffee, smaller meals. ...

Curious, has anyone had, as a symptom, periods of being incredibly thirsty, even though you've been drinking plenty of water? Sometimes I feel dehydrated. I don't have diabetes, I do know that can be a symptom of that condition.

Hi, wasn't sure where to really put this. UK website Coeliac Sanctuary do travel cards in 44 languages which are all professionally translated and credit card sized, wristbands for Coeliac and Gluten Intolerance and a gluten free recipe calendar. They are UK based but ship internationally too. A...