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October 15, 2014

Celiac Disease and the Brain

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Could celiac disease be connect to the brain? A recent New York Times article takes on that topic. The article states,

"But as antibodies specific to tissues beyond the gut have come to light, some now suspect that the autoimmune firestorm ignited in the gut may descend on other organs, including the brain. This idea, which remains hypothetical, has gained traction during a time of progress in understanding autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system."

Read the full article here.

For more information about celiac disease, visit mayoclinic.org/celiacdisease.

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