The CD-thyroid connection

Harris, Cheryl; Kaplan, Gary
January 2011
GIG Newsletter;Winter2011, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p1
The article discusses the connection between celiac disease (CD) and autoimmune thyroid disease. According to the article, persons suffering from thyroid disease are four times more likely to develop celiac disease than those without thyroid conditions. Common thyroid disorders include hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's disease, and hyperthyroidism. The adoption of a gluten-free diet is also discussed as an aid to improving thyroid functions and celiac-related antibody levels.


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