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What does it mean if I have a celiac gene?

0 comments September 30, 2017

What does it mean if I have one of the celiac genes?


Does it mean that I definitely have celiac disease? No


Does it mean that I will eventually develop celiac disease? Not necessarily


Does it mean that I need to go gluten free? No


I’ve been asked about genetic testing for celiac disease more times than I can count over the last five years, so I finally decided to make time to write about it!


The two genes associated with celiac disease are HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8. Over 95% of people with celiac disease have one or two copies of either celiac gene.

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Celiac Disease and Babies

0 comments May 02, 2018

I’ve had babies on my mind lately as I have just opened a neonatology home visiting service called Primrose Newborn Care--this is why I have been away from my celiac website and social media pages for so long! I’ve also had celiac disease on my mind as May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month and I’ve yet to do anything to recognize it. So, I figured that it’s a good time to write about two of my favorite topics!


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