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Celiac patients may have higher risk of cataracts

Written By Kamasirna Land on 7.04.2011 | 08:55

Celiac disease patients may be at higher risk for cataracts, possibly because of nutritional deficiencies, according to a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Researchers from the Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden said cataracts did not develop any earlier in celiac patients compared with the general population, and they did not rule out other autoimmune issues, such as chronic inflammation, as possible causes. Medscape (free registration)/Reuters (6/24) Email this Story

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