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Reducing Your Risk of Celiac Disease

There are no current guidelines for preventing celiac disease.

However if your infant is at increased risk for celiac disease, talk to their doctor about the best time to introduce foods containing gluten.

Ask your doctor about a screening test for you and your children if celiac disease runs in your family.

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Celiac disease. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at: https://familydoctor.org/condition/celiac-disease. Updated August 2017. Accessed January 10, 2018.

Celiac disease. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T114570/Celiac-disease. Updated February 7, 2017. Accessed January 10, 2018.

Celiac disease. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gastrointestinal-disorders/malabsorption-syndromes/celiac-disease. Updated May 2016. Accessed January 10, 2018.

Celiac disease. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/celiac-disease. Accessed January 10, 2018.

11/23/2015 DynaMed Plus Systematic Literature Surveillancehttp://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T114570/Celiac-disease: Pinto-Sánchez MI, Verdu EF, Liu E, et al. Gluten introduction to infant feeding and risk of celiac disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. J Pediatr. 2016;168:132-143.

Last reviewed December 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Daus Mahnke, MD  Last Updated: 11/23/2015