Having celiac disease gives you a greater chance of having thyroid disease but, unfortunately, going on a gluten-free diet doesn’t appear to slow the progression. That’s according to a study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology.
Researchers looked at 27 adults who were newly diagnosed with celiac disease, and 27 adults without the disease. In those with celiac, 10 had thyroid disease, compared to three in the non-celiac group.
However, a year later, the thyroid disease had progressed in the celiac group, despite adherence to the gluten-free diet.
More studies are anticipated in relation to this disease connection.