Posts Tagged ‘celiac disease’

Celiac’s Have Higher Risk For Cataracts

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

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Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder caused by gluten in sensitive individuals. Nutritional deficiencies caused by intestinal malabsorption are common and include:

  • calcium
  • fatty acids
  • folic acid
  • iron
  • magnesium
  • vitamin D
  • vitamin K

These nutritional deficiencies may also increase the risk of cataract development.  A study in the May 2011 American Journal Of Epidemology showed those with celiac disease are at an increased risk of developing cataract.

By Dr. Cook, O.D.

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