Increased Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency in Obese Children with Both Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes

Increased Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency in Obese Children with Both Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes

Hey guys, I think this article certainly brings up an interesting question as to could vitamin D deficiency be a contributing factor in obesity in kids with celiac disease and type 1 diabetes. Additional research will be needed to confirm their findings and here are a few of the key points.

  • There is considerable clinical and pathogenic overlap between type 1 diabetes (T1D) and celiac disease (CD). These two autoimmune diseases have similar genetic background and trigger mechanisms . The common genetic basis for the expression of both diseases derives from the identification of human leucocyte antigen (HLA) class II molecules, DQ8 and DQ2 as key genetic risk factors for T1D and CD the United States .
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