Celiac Disease Health Center

The cause of celiac disease is unknown. However, people who have family members with celiac disease have a higher chance of developing the condition. Celiac disease is most common in Caucasians, and more women have been diagnosed than men.

It is also common that people with celiac disease also have another condition.

People with celiac disease are more likely to also have:

  • type 1 diabetes
  • thyroid disease
  • intestinal cancer
  • Down syndrome
  • autoimmune disorders
  • Addison's disease
  • intestinal lymphoma
  • lactose intolerance

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Review Date: 
June 13, 2012
Last Updated:
June 30, 2013