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December 31, 2013

No Link Between Celiac Disease and Autism

By Brent Westra

Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry that found no significant overlap exists between the celiac disease and autism.

Dr. Murray, who was a co-author of this study, also added that while the study showed a weak, but positive connection between having gliadin antibodies and autism, it did not reflect cause and effect. Rather, he suggests, it's possibly the consequence that a patient suspected of having autism is subjected to far more diagnostic testing than a patient without a suspected diagnosis of autism.

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- For more information on celiac disease, visit: mayoclinic.org/celiac-disease


Dr. Murray is a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert.

Tags: autism, JAMA Psychiatry, Joseph Murray, Study Findings


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