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Largest-ever study of autism and celiac disease helps clarify earlier findings; supports parent reports of gluten sensitivities
September 25, 2013


 

In the largest study of its kind, researchers found no link between autism and celiac disease, a severe intestinal disorder triggered by an immune reaction to gluten. However, the study also confirmed a strong association between autism and the presence of antibodies to gluten. Such antibodies indicate a significant immune reaction to the protein, which is found most commonly in wheat.