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Coronary Artery Disease Prevalence Is Higher among Celiac Disease Patients

By: Peter Olins, PhD on June 21, 2014.

A survey of over 22 million U.S. patient records found that patients with celiac disease (CD) had about a 2-fold higher prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD), compared to patients without celiac disease. The authors propose that this might be a result of the increased blood levels of inflammatory signaling molecules that are found in both CD and CAD.

Conference Abstract: Gajulapalli RD, et al.

Published in: 2014 American College of Cardiology conference proceeedings

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