Nutritional Pearls

Does Gluten Intake in Childhood Mean Greater Celiac Disease Risk?

Timothy S. Harlan, MD

  • Your patient is a 27-year-old woman with celiac disease who gave birth to her first child several months earlier. She asks if she should be worried about her child also developing the disease, and if she should keep the child gluten-free as it gets older.

    How do you advise your patient?

    (Answer and discussion on the next page)