Too much wheat and gluten in early stages of infancy raises risk of coeliac ...

Too much wheat and gluten in early stages of infancy raises risk of coeliac disease in children at risk of the condition, study says Researchers in Sweden tracked thousands of youngsters for the new study  Roughly one in every 100 Britons has coeliac disease, according to figures This protein, usually derived from wheat, is found in pasta and most breads 

By Stephen Matthews Health Editor For Mailonline

Published: 16:00 BST, 13 August 2019 | Updated: 16:03 BST, 13 August 2019

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Children at risk of coeliac disease who eat more gluten in infancy are more likely to be struck down with the condition, a study suggests. 

Scientists in Sweden tracked thousands of at-risk youngsters from when they were six months old until they reached their fifth birthday.

Youngsters who ate more than the average amount of gluten during that time were seven per cent more likely to have coeliac disease, they found.  

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