High fibre in pregnancy lowers risk of coeliac in children

Findings don't support gluten restriction, but high-fibre diets need more study, say researchers
Reuters Health
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A high intake of fibre during pregnancy is associated with a decreased risk of coeliac disease in children, a large population-based study from Norway has found.

However, maternal gluten intake is not associated with a raised risk of coeliac disease in offspring, according to the findings, presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in Scotland last week.