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Weight loss isn't a consistent symptom of celiac disease, the CDC just used to think it was. Now we know that ~30% of people with celiac have an underweight BMI, and lose weight or have problems maintaining their weight at "normal" levels when exposed to gluten. ~60% of celiacs have a normal or overweight BMI, and ~10% have an obese BMI. *Some* of the 70% w/a BMI >18 will lose weight if they go off gluten; most don't. So another good reason not to put a kid on a GF diet for weight loss!