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Fractures/breaking bones and Celiac Disease March 30, 2011

Filed under: Health Concerns,Research — celiacmama @ 7:44 am
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My toddler celiac has fractured her leg for the second time, so I have started doing investigation on the correlation between fractures and celiac disease. (Have I mentioned that I am a scientist myself? Sure, I study the weather, but the need to research is in my blood.) Unfortunately, it looks like there is a correlation.  In the 2007 article, Celiac Disease and Risk of Associated Bone Fractures, it says that children (and adults) with Celiac disease are significantly more likely to fracture bones for up to 20 years after diagnosis. It looks like these results were again confirmed in 2011. I am not entirely sure how to treat this since she is already getting a liquid multivitamin and gets plenty of calcium. Any tips?