Eating More Gluten Early in Life Is Tied to Children’s Higher Risk of Celiac Disease, Study Says
Bad news for lovers of bread, pasta, and baked goods: Eating lots of gluten-heavy foods from a young age could eventually lead to gluten intolerance. A study published Tuesday in the journal JAMA suggests that eating higher-than-normal levels of gluten during the first five years of life can increase a child's likelihood of developing celiac disease, a digestive disorder that damages the small intestine.