Bone Health

Bone Mineral Density and Celiac Disease in Women

The article below describes a study showing if a woman enters menopause with a low bone mineral density, the risk is 25% to develop fractures compared to 9% who had normal bone mineral density. This is a significant and important reason for women with celiac disease to:  1) Keep a strict gluten-free diet to be able to absorb calcium, vitamin ...

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Dentists Can Help to Recognize Celiac Disease

Photo © ADAM Dentistry Blog By Tammy Davenport, Guide to Dentistry since 2005 Celiac disease causes the body’s immune system to damage and attack the small intestine upon consumption of proteins in barley, rye, wheat and possibly oats. Since there are no specific blood tests to determine if someone has Celiac disease, doctors use blood tests to look for certain ...

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Osteomalacia in Adult Celiac Disease

Osteomalacia is common in celiac disease. Osteomalacia can occur at any age. It children, it is called rickets.  It is a metabolic bone disorder that involves slow loss of minerals from bone tissue throughout the skeleton, stemming from inadequate absorption of vitamin D. As minerals are dissolved from bone tissue to provide for essential functions elsewhere in the body, bones ...

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Osteopenia Found in 50% of Children with Celiac Disease

Research shows celiac disease can cause brittle bones in children. Can a gluten-free diet correct it? A teenage gymnast is completing an exercise at the US Nationals gymnastics competition. At seventeen years of age, she is one of the top athletes in the country, physically strong and incredibly fit. Both her wrists fracture during the dismount. Doctors test her bone ...

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The Importance of Exercise to Bone Health when Gluten-Free

When you see gluten-free fruit and nut bars in the airport newsstand, you know we’ve come a long way in our society’s awareness of food sensitivities.  In my mere two years without gluten, I’ve gone from stuffing my suitcase with Larabars to ensure I don’t starve while away, to, well, still packing them, but knowing that I likely won’t be ...

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