A Common Viral Infection Could Trigger Celiac Disease

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The onset of celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder marked by an insensitivity to gluten, may be be trigged by a typically symptomless viral infection many people contract in childhood, new research suggests. 
Scientists don’t known exactly what causes celiac, but it’s likely a confluence of genetic and environmental factors. The Mayo Clinic estimates that celiac affects only about 1 percent of the population in Western countries, even though about 30 percent of Americans carry a gene that predisposes them to the disease. There’s also evidence to suggest that a significant proportion of people with celiac

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