No increased dementia risk found in diagnosed celiac patients

19 octubre 2015

Celiac patients are at no increased risk for dementia before or after their diagnosis of celiac disease, a new and comprehensive study has found. The study analyzed data on 8,846 individuals over the age of 50, matching patients with celiac disease to controls with regard to their rate of developing dementia. After a median follow-up period of 8.4 years, dementia was diagnosed in 4.3% of celiac disease patients and 4.4% of matched controls.