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I only encountered severe food allergies in the classroom within the past few years. Several members of my family have celiac disease, so I approached my first case with confidence. I quickly learned, however, that the food allergies in my classroom are a completely different animal. Ingestion of a food allergen–even a trace amount—can be life threatening. Some children experience a reaction just by contact alone.
People with alpha-gal, a red meat allergy induced by tick bite, may accumulate more plaque in their arteries than those without the allergy, making them more susceptible to heart disease.
Medical guidelines recommend that all first-degree relatives of celiac patients be screened for celiac disease. However, a recent study found poor overall adherence to celiac screening for relatives.
Researchers in Turkey found that the vitamin A and D levels of kids with celiac disease were significantly lower compared to the children who didn’t have celiac disease. And deficiencies in vitamin A and D were significantly higher.
A group of researchers in the UK conducted a systematic data review and found that a mother’s diet can influence her child’s risk of developing allergic disease or autoimmune disease. Among other findings, they reported the positive health benefits of probiotics and fish oil supplementation.
Research has revealed that undiagnosed celiac disease can impact a woman’s fertility. A study recently conducted by Danish researchers supports this and reports that women with undiagnosed celiac may be more prone to miscarriage or stillbirth than women who never develop the disease.
When a person is first diagnosed with celiac disease, nutritional deficiencies are common due to characteristic malabsorption. Many patients have reduced levels of iron, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin D, zinc or magnesium, according to a 2013 article in the Annals of Medicine.
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