Female celiacs living a gluten-free lifestyle should be screened for anxiety

June 18, 2010

Female celiacs living a gluten-free lifestyle should be screened for anxiety

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New reasearch looks at effects of celiac disease on mental health.

This week the World Journal of Gastroenterology published a German group’s findings on whether the levels of anxiety and depression differ among celiacs on a gluten-free diet versus those without celiac disease. The study also observed individuals with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The authors found that women experienced greater anxiety than man, and that women with celiac and IBD experienced higher levels of anxiety than those without the diagnoses.

Read the original journal article here.

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