Study links antenatal gluten intake to type 1 diabetes

But confirmation needed, specialist says

High gluten consumption by pregnant women could increase the risk of their children developing type 1 diabetes, according to a Danish study.

But the study authors and an Australian expert caution against premature changes to dietary guidelines for expectant mothers until the findings are backed up by further studies.

Analysis of food frequency questionnaires from women during more than 67,500 pregnancies enrolled in the Danish National Birth Cohort between 1996 and 2002 showed the risk of type 1 diabetes in offspring