Study links celiac disease to asthma


February 24, 2011 2:22:24 PM PST
A new study has found that people with celiac disease were 60 percent more likely to develop asthma relative to those without celiac.

The study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found those diagnosed with asthma were also more likely to eventually develop celiac.

Celiac disease is caused by an abnormal immune system response to gluten found in wheat, rye, barley and other foods. Researchers say this link could possibly be a lack of vitamin D, but at this point it's just a guess.