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CAN INFERTILITY BE ASSOCIATED WITH CELIAC DISEASE?

A recent review and meta-analysis conducted at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, showed that the risk of spontaneous abortion, fetal growth restriction, stillbirth and other pregnancy complications was significantly higher in the celiac disease (CD) group, compared to the non-celiac disease control group. Interestingly, only undiagnosed celiac disease increased risk for pregnancy difficulties, whereas early diagnosis of celiac disease was not linked to any adverse pregnancy outcomes. The study concluded that early celiac disease diagnosis and appropriate management with a gluten-free diet may ameliorate these associations.

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