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Celiac Disease And Gluten

A common virus might trigger celiac disease. Gluten might not be the initial culprit.

Scientists have known for a while that genetics predisposes some people to celiac. About 30 percent of Americans carry the genes that make them more susceptible to the disease. And yet, only about one percent of Americans have celiac.

Researchers wondered why not everyone with the risk genes gets the disease.

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