Celiac linked with increased IBS, functional constipation risk

Children with celiac disease have a higher risk for irritable bowel syndrome and functional constipation even if they adhere to a gluten-free diet, according to study results.Ruggiero Francavilla, MD, PhD, of the interdisciplinary department of medicine-pediatric section at the University of Bari in Italy, and colleagues wrote that current evidence suggests a connection between CD and functional abdominal pain disorders.“Our group has shown that children presenting with IBS have a 4.2 times higher risk of having CD than children without IBS,” they wrote. “Moreover, theRead More

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