Gluten appears safe for toddlers at high risk of T1D: study

Study following children to age 14 finds no association between gluten intake and developing the disease
Reuters Health Staff writer
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Gluten intake is not associated with islet autoimmunity or progression to type 1 diabetes in older infants and toddlers at risk of the disease, a new study shows.

The Diabetes Autoimmunity Study in the Young (DAISY) which followed more than 1900 US children from 9 months to age 14 years, showed no association between age at introduction of foods containing wheat and barley and type 1 diabetes.