December 11, 2008
Genetic Link Between Type 1 Diabetes & Celiac Disease
"Researchers have identified common genetic mutations between type 1 diabetes and celiac disease, suggesting that the two inflammatory disorders may stem from a shared underlying mechanism. "
"Researchers had previously seen genetic links between type 1 diabetes and celiac disease...But the new research shows there is "considerable overlap, and much more than we anticipated" he said. "Almost every celiac disease susceptibility gene had an effect in type 1 diabetes." "
If you want details, see the article in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Labels: celiac disease
I recently (like 4 or 5 posts back) mentioned about the connection between thyroid disease and celiac...its amazing that these three diseases could be linked.
yay medical science, go go go and figure out this autoimmune mess! (says the girl with seven autoimmune conditions and counting, ugh)
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