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Some well-publicized research several years ago concluded that the lowest risk of developing celiac disease is when gluten is introduced between 4 and 6 months. However, near the end of Dr. Fasano's recent paper in Scientific American, he writes about new research that has so far shown that delaying the introduction of gluten until after 12 months of age resulted in a fourfold decrease in the likelihood of developing celiac disease! This is important information to get out to parents who are making this decision now.

You can read more in Scientific American, here: http://tinyurl.com/mwcqn2

And also the study is described on clinicaltrials.gov: http://tinyurl.com/l9xfjl

This new research has the advantage of being a prospective, double-blind study

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Thanks for posting that. It's interesting. My two year old has never had gluten. My husband and I go back and forth about if/when we will give her gluten. Now that we know she has a gluten sensitivity gene we probably won't be giving her gluten just to stay safe.

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