Celiac disease, the causes in new research


Increasing worldwide incidence of celiac disease. On causes triggers contributes the search published in BMC Pediatrics, which screened the occurrence of childhood celiac disease as a function of the course of motherhood, particularly in the perinatal stages, that is, relating to the period before and after birth, between the 29th week of gestation and the first 28 days after delivery. Maternal diet is implicated.

The researchers used data on more than 1.9 million Swedish children born between 1991 and 2009, 6,596 of whom-especially females-developed celiac disease before the age of 15. Researching the causes, an increased risk in infancy emerges in the presence of cesarean section and repeated urinary tract infections in the mother, likely attributing a role to altered bacterial flora (dysbiosis) in the child.

Other parameters concern maternal conditions. Maternal overweight and premature membrane rupture do not affect, while income and age of the parent do, which if over 35 and affluent appears to reduce causes of celiac disease, research says. Effects of good nutrition and proper lifestyle more prevalent in the population with favorable economic and social status.