Risk Factors for Celiac Disease
A risk factor is something that raises a person's chances of getting a disease or health problem. A person can have celiac disease with or without the risks below. The more risks a person has, the greater the chances are.
Celiac disease is more common in women than men.
Other things that may raise the risk are:
- Celiac disease. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/celiac-disease.
- Celiac disease. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gastrointestinal-disorders/malabsorption-syndromes/celiac-disease.
- Celiac disease. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/celiac-disease.
- What is celiac disease? Celiac Disease Foundation website. Available at: https://celiac.org/about-celiac-disease/what-is-celiac-disease.
- Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD
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